During TFCU Talks San Jose: Breakthrough to Greatness, DJ Qbert said, “Use your passion to make the world a better place.” This is 100% true. As we saw from yesterday’s #NationalSchoolWalkout taking place across the country, students from all over used their passion to make this world a better place for the current and future generations.
If you’re not familiar with this powerful walkout, this action was initiated by the surviving students of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida last month. Protestors were encouraged to leave their classes/schools for 17 minutes Wednesday morning to pay respect for the students killed but also advocate for gun reform.
Social media and the news were flooded with inspiring photos of students taking a stand and we were moved by everyone coming together to make the world a better place.
Check out some inspiring photos down below.
Yesterday, students across the United States joined a national walkout to raise awareness of gun violence, and at least 300 Boston University staff and students joined them. Last month after the Parkland school shooting brought the issue of gun violence into the headlines, Emily Mims (CGS'19) organized a rally to give BU students a chance to speak out. Mims' family has lived in Parkland, and one of her friends lost someone she knew. She told @DailyFreePress, “I couldn’t stay quiet anymore.” Julia Mullert (CGS'19) and Marina Pence (CGS'19) spoke at the rally. 📷 by @chynnab23 . . . . #NationalWalkoutDay #NationalSchoolWalkout #NeverAgain #bostonu #bostonuniversity #bucgs
The uncorrupted passion of the thousands of young students who walked out of their classrooms yesterday to demand reasonable gun control legislation fills my heart with hope. I pray they fill the voting booths in November. “And a little child shall lead them”. Indeed. . #thebestofus #usa #america #guns #nationalschoolwalkout #law #change #vote #2018 #fromthehouseofedward #school #teacher #hope
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) March 14, 2018