Ventura’s high school students are amazing! Come join in their March on 3/24!

This Saturday, you have an opportunity to join our local students in their action to end gun violence.  

Come to their March!

Four Ventura High School students started this March and have been working hard on planning it for over a month! They’ve been joined by students from other schools to make this an really great event.

This is no simple sidewalk rally…

They’ve worked out a budget, gotten funding, taken out permits with the city and  arranged for audio equipment, food trucks and stage rentals. They’ve organized speakers (including our Congresswoman Julia Brownley!) media presence and anti-gun violence and voter registration booths, all while being full-time high school students.

What were we doing in high school? These students are amazing!

Here’s the link to their event.

Basic Info: Saturday, March 24th, 10:00 am at Plaza Park. (Red pointers show public parking lots. There is also street parking in the area. Carpool with friends!)

plaza park

Make a video to thank them.

As students across the country prepare for their own versions of “March for Our Lives” and other coordinated actions to demand action to end gun violence, please take a moment and record a video to tell them how thankful and proud of them you are. We can participate in this positive initiative from the National Education Association and help spread their #ThankYouStudents message here:  http://neatoday.org/thankyoustudents

I don’t live in Ventura. Where’s the nearest March?

Go here: https://event.marchforourlives.com/event/march-our-lives-events/search/

I can’t get to my local March. What should I do?

Join the Virtual March. For those who are unable to march on March 24, for whatever reason, you can still be part of the day by joining in on the #VirtualMarchForOurLives on Twitter.

Free downloadable resources for posters

Not an artist? Don’t know where to start? Not to worry. There are a lot of options here and there’s something for everyone…

https://www.refinery29.com/2018/03/193321/march-for-our-lives-school-walkout-gun-control-posters

https://blog.credomobile.com/2018/03/march-for-our-lives-download-a-poster-and-raise-your-voice/

https://www.maryengelbreit.com/collections/free-downloads

http://adage.com/article/news/march-life-posters/312747/

https://www.nonramoney.org/downloads

Additional great reads!

Inside the secret meme lab designed to propel #NEVERAGAIN beyond the march (Vanity Fair)

Normalizing violence (laprogressive)

 

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