Wednesday, March 14th, 2018, was an historic day for young people.
Students across the country (and around the world) participated in a 17 minute school walkout in support of students in Parkland, FL and to advocate for safe schools and gun control. The walkout lasted one minute for each of the 17 victims of the horrific shooting that happened on February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
The Brandeis Marin middle school, along with most of the 5th grade, joined the walkout to show their solidarity for this important movement. As they stood together on No. San Pedro Road holding their homemade slogans and chanting their messages, the rain came down and the passing cars honked in enthusiastic support. Our local sheriff cruised back and forth in her patrol car to ensure our safety. Across the street our neighbors at Venetia Valley Elementary gathered with their own signs and chants. The energy in the rainy air was electric with hope and alliance. It was truly inspiring!
By walking out together, students took action. Civic action is a critical tool for democracies to function, and we support helping young people in these non-violent practices. Todah rabah to our students and the adults who support them!
The J Weekly caught our vibe and posted it on their homepage. Check out the full article HERE!