My life, my safety at school should always come before guns, and as a country we are failing in our ability to protect our most vulnerable, so I am marching for change.
I love teen driven films where I can imagine the lead being a student at my school and not being a narc. In “Love, Simon,” Nick Robinson definitely delivers.
I march so I can see a positive change in our future, a future where students aren’t afraid to go to school, wondering if they should duck and cover whenever they hear a noise coming from the hallway.
I march because, even though we will face consequences for the walkout on [Wed., March] 14th, we saw little to no response from the local and national leaders.
Instead of spending the movie chasing after a lost love, Simon is chasing love within himself and the people around him in a way that has never been captured on the big screen before.
I could relate hard to the Simon character, even though I’m straighter than a stick. All I wanted for him in the end was happiness.
VOX ATL contributor Vincent shares his latest poem.
On March 14, Metro Atlanta students as well as students all over America spoke out and protested against gun violence in schools on National Walkout Day. VOX ATL was there to capture their voices.
Today, I learned our school has little respect for us and our administrators made a choice to alienate themselves from the students they are supposed to serve and protect.
VOX ATL contributor and North Atlanta High School senior Roya Register participated in her school’s protest during National Walkout Day. She also spoke during the demonstration. She is sharing her speech exclusively with VOX ATL.