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.
Teens from around metro Atlanta are sending their photos and videos to VOX to speak out about today’s National School Walkout. This video is just a small sample.
There are three marches and/or walkouts being organized on March 14, March 24, and April 20. They all have the same general aim of insisting immediate government action to pass a bill addressing the current gun issues in the nation, but have slightly different reasons for their existence and ways to participate in them.
Hearing that refugees fleeing terrorism will be denied entry to the United States because they call themselves Muslim, angers me — to say the least. If racism and xenophobia are unfounded weapons President Trump plans to use to bat away terrorism, or at the very least people’s fear of the Other, then we will respond with protest and resistance, with colorful hijabs and Arabic that rolls off the tongue.
I asked young people holding pro-LGBTQ signs or chanting the LGBTQ slogans “What do you think Donald Trump will do for LGBTQ rights in America?” Here’s what they had to say.
It all felt so real, yelling with others in the cold, November air, our voices surrounded in small clouds of heat and breath. To voice opinions and emotions I had pent up inside for so long was the best feeling in the world, and I could tell I was not the only one having such an experience.
I feel it is my moral duty to march until change is made. So, Monday evening we started our march from the Lenox Marta station to the governor’s mansion…
While many in support of Trump showed up for the ticketed event held at the Fox Theatre, across the street stood a conglomeration of protesters, all of whom had something to say to Trump and his supporters.