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Mar 14 2018

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STFers Say #Enough!

March 14, 2018: STFers walked out, held moments of silence, remembered the 17 victims from Stoneman Douglas HS, spoke up for their human rights to safety and education, demanded protection from gun violence, registered voters and signed letters and petitions to legislators. On Wednesday, STFers joined students from more than 3,000 schools in the U.S. to raise their voices to end gun violence.

Several STF chapters also plan to participate in the March For Our Lives on March 24.

Check out photos from STF Chapters:

STF leaders at Academy of the Canyons collected thank you notes to Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart for reforming their gun sale policies. They plan to deliver in person this week. Photo by Robert Walker

In their main gathering space, STFers at Crossroads contributed to their school’s 17 minutes of silence by displaying empty desks and the bios and photos of the 17 victims from Stoneman Douglas HS.
Photo by Jasmine Javaheri

“We all have the right to live free from fear and violence in our community. No student, teacher, or administrative staff should ever go to school afraid. They say that tougher gun laws do not reduce gun violence. We call BS!” said STF leaders at Da Vinci Schools’ rally. Photo by Candice Sarah Gamboal

This video was made by a student at Da Vinci Schools.

STF leaders at Golden Valley HS set up a station for their classmates to write condolence letters to the Stoneman Douglas victims’ families. Photo by Shelley Coe

As students at Harvard-Westlake filed onto the football field, they walked past the bios and photos of the 17 victims from Stoneman Doughlas HS. Photo by Andres Walker

Palisades Charter HS students marched along Bowdoin St., wrote piles of thoughtful letters to local, state and federal representatives, created a moving art installation of 17 empty desks with photos of those who lost their lives at Parkland, and registered 18-yr-olds to vote. All joined in the National 17-Minute Memorial with eulogies delivered by students followed by a sad, single bell tone. Invited dignitaries gave speeches.
Photo by Bart Bartholomew for the Palisades News

Students at Santa Monica HS filed out of classes to hear guest speakers at their rally calling for gun control and school safety measures. Their activities were noted in the New York Times. Photo by Addie Lloyd

Sierra Canyon STFers made a chain to honor the victims of the 26 deadliest school shootings in the U.S. Each colored link had the name and age of the person killed. They hung the chain from the rafters of their main stairwell. STFers also participated in a die-in during their 17 minutes of silence. Photo by Tom Pollock

Valencia STF collected petition signatures and registered kids to vote. Photo by Isabelle Nasrallah

“Students at Wildwood School wore orange, sat in silence on Olympic Blvd. as the majority of cars that drove by encouraged them with honks, and then chanted as they walked to a nearby park. At the park, students raised their voices, signed petitions, educated themselves through poster presentations, made phone calls to elected officials, and registered or pre-registered to vote,” said STF chapter president. Photo by Tess Franco

 

This is a partial list. More reports to come.

 

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