Friday, April 20, 2018

Westchester-Area High School Walkouts

Letter from National School Walkout’s Leadership

To young Americans everywhere:

For too long, gun deaths have been written off as casualties sacrificed on the altar of freedom. We watch as our countrymen and women perish in streets, homes, and churches; at concerts, clubs, and theaters; and, of course, in schools. There are too many families rent asunder by a twitch of the finger. There are too many parents who hear a horrible truth from a police officer on their porch. There are too many faces that crumple into a twisted expression of hot tears and heaving sobs after learning that they will never again hug their child. There are too many empty seats at the dinner table, hollow spaces that serve as reminders of loved ones who once filled the room with warmth and laughter. There are too many mothers who must don black and bury their children less than a week after they last planted a kiss on their foreheads. There are too many siblings who still feel the longing ache of an absent companion, forever separated by a long-ago act of brutality, hatred, and rage. There is too much pain in America.

We can end the daily bloodshed in our country, and we can make history while doing it. We can rise up together and declare, with one ringing voice, that the age of national indifference towards the ever-growing death toll is over. We can change America forever, all before we reach 20 years of age.
This movement formed in the aftermath of the shooting in Parkland, Florida. Three weeks ago, the National School Walkout wasn’t so much as an idea, but today we are hundreds of thousands strong. Already, we have forced the politicians who control our country to change the script, demanding more than ‘thoughts and prayers’ in response to seeing 17 lives mercilessly snuffed out in a place where they should be safe. The credit for this success goes entirely to you, the supporters of the movement across the nation, from the packed streets of Los Angeles to the stretched-out plains of Kansas, from the tranquil canyons of Arizona to the cool forests of Maine.

The future of this movement is similarly dependent on you. Every student who walks out of class alongside their peers, every teenager-turned-activist who works tirelessly to achieve something incredible, and every city that sees thousands of young Americans pour into the streets to demand that their government do better will be the difference that changes the gun laws in this country and saves lives.

Max Cumming
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Ridgefield High School, Class of 2018
#NationalSchoolWalkout


Alexander Hamilton High School
98 South Goodwin Avenue
Elmsford, NY 10523
7.8 mi away
When:Friday, April 20, 9:30 AM 
On April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, American students will walk out of class and protest. Together, we will send a message that we won’t tolerate any more inaction on this issue. And if cowardly politicians fail to act, young people will show them the consequences of letting so many Americans die by voting them out in November.
Fox Lane High School
632 S Bedford Rd
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
4.3 mi away
When:Friday, April 20, 10:00 AM 
On April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, American students will walk out of class and protest. Together, we will send a message that we won’t tolerate any more inaction on this issue. And if cowardly politicians fail to act, young people will show them the consequences of letting so many Americans die by voting them out in November.
Link to event information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/146688476009316/?ref=bookmarks
Sleepy Hollow High School
210 North Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
7.2 mi away
When:Friday, April 20, 10:00 AM 
On Friday, April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine shooting, SHHS students will walk out of class and sit outside the school to remember the lives lost in the Parkland massacre, protest the NRA, fight for increased gun control nationwide, and urge Congress to address mass shootings NOW. As high schoolers, we may not be able to vote, but our collective words and actions have the potential to create enormous change and end mass shootings forever. “Thoughts and prayers” do nothing to create real change. But real action from real students across the country just might. Wear orange. Bring signs. Join us. *This event is currently not adminisration-sanctioned, so participate at your own risk.*
Blind Brook High School
840 King St
Rye Brook, NY 10573
9.5 mi away
When:Friday, April 20, 10:00 AM 
On April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, American students will walk out of class and protest. Together, we will send a message that we won’t tolerate any more inaction on this issue. And if cowardly politicians fail to act, young people will show them the consequences of letting so many Americans die by voting them out in November.
Ardsley High School
300 Farm rd
Ardsley, NY 10502
10 mi away
When:Friday, April 20, 10:00 AM 
On April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, American students will walk out of class and protest. Together, we will send a message that we won’t tolerate any more inaction on this issue. And if cowardly politicians fail to act, young people will show them the consequences of letting so many Americans die by voting them out in November.
Greenwich High School
10 Hillside Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
10 mi away
When:Friday, April 20, 10:00 AM 
On April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, American students will walk out of class and protest. Together, we will send a message that we won’t tolerate any more inaction on this issue. And if cowardly politicians fail to act, young people will show them the consequences of letting so many Americans die by voting them out in November.
Blue mountain middle school
Furnace woods rd
Cortlandt manor, NY 10567
10 mi away
When:Friday, April 20, 10:00 AM 
On April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, American students will walk out of class and protest. Together, we will send a message that we won’t tolerate any more inaction on this issue. And if cowardly politicians fail to act, young people will show them the consequences of letting so many Americans die by voting them out in November.
Dobbs Ferry Middle Scholl
505 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
10 mi away
When:Friday, April 20, 10:00 AM 
On April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, American students will walk out of class and protest. Together, we will send a message that we won’t tolerate any more inaction on this issue. And if cowardly politicians fail to act, young people will show them the consequences of letting so many Americans die by voting them out in November.
Link to event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/200210290738516/
John jay
60 N Salem Rd
Cross river, NY 10590
11 mi away
When:Friday, April 20, 10:00 AM 
On April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, American students will walk out of class and protest. Together, we will send a message that we won’t tolerate any more inaction on this issue. And if cowardly politicians fail to act, young people will show them the consequences of letting so many Americans die by voting them out in November.
The Masters School
49 Clinton Ave.
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
11 mi away
When:Friday, April 20, 10:00 AM 
On April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, American students will walk out of class and protest. Together, we will send a message that we won’t tolerate any more inaction on this issue. And if cowardly politicians fail to act, young people will show them the consequences of letting so many Americans die by voting them out in November.

Saunders Trade and Technical High School
183 Palmer Rd.
Yonkers, NY 10701
0.4 mi away
When:Friday, April 20, 10:00 AM 
On April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, American students will walk out of class and protest. Together, we will send a message that we won’t tolerate any more inaction on this issue. And if cowardly politicians fail to act, young people will show them the consequences of letting so many Americans die by voting them out in November.
Gorton high school
100 Shonnard place
Yonkers, NY 10704
0.7 mi away
When:Friday, April 20, 10:00 AM 
On April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, American students will walk out of class and protest. Together, we will send a message that we won’t tolerate any more inaction on this issue. And if cowardly politicians fail to act, young people will show them the consequences of letting so many Americans die by voting them out in November.
Pearls Hawthrne
350 Hawthorne Ave
yonkers, NY 10705
2 mi away
When:Friday, April 20, 10:00 AM 
On April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, American students will walk out of class and protest. Together, we will send a message that we won’t tolerate any more inaction on this issue. And if cowardly politicians fail to act, young people will show them the consequences of letting so many Americans die by voting them out in November. It's a peaceful protest. No violence or damage to property will occur and if you cant handle these rules do not participate
Bronxville High School
177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY 10708
2.4 mi away
When:Friday, April 20, 10:00 AM 
On April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, American students will walk out of class and protest. Together, we will send a message that we won’t tolerate any more inaction on this issue. And if cowardly politicians fail to act, young people will show them the consequences of letting so many Americans die by voting them out in November.
Yonkers Montessori Academy
160 Woodlawn Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704
2.5 mi away
When:Friday, April 20, 10:00 AM 
On April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, American students will walk out of class and protest. Together, we will send a message that we won’t tolerate any more inaction on this issue. And if cowardly politicians fail to act, young people will show them the consequences of letting so many Americans die by voting them out in November.
Eastchester School District
Stewart Pl
Eastchester, NY 10709
3.8 mi away
When:Friday, April 20, 10:00 AM 
On April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, American students will walk out of class and protest. Together, we will send a message that we won’t tolerate any more inaction on this issue. And if cowardly politicians fail to act, young people will show them the consequences of letting so many Americans die by voting them out in November.
The Ursuline School
1354 North Ave
New Rochelle, NY 10804
4.3 mi away
When:Friday, April 20, 10:00 AM 
On April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, American students will walk out of class and protest, no matter what. Together, we will send a message that we won’t tolerate any more inaction on this issue. And if politicians fail to act, young people will show them the consequences of letting so many Americans die by voting them out in November

Thornton Donovan
100 Overlook Circle
New Rochelle, NY 10804
1.1 mi away
When:Friday, April 20, 10:00 AM 
On April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, American students will walk out of class and protest. Together, we will send a message that we won’t tolerate any more inaction on this issue. And if cowardly politicians fail to act, young people will show them the consequences of letting so many Americans die by voting them out in November.

Hendrick Hudson High School
2166 Albany Post Rd
Montrose, NY 10548
6.9 mi away
When:Friday, April 20, 10:00 AM 
On April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, American students will walk out of class and protest. Together, we will send a message that we won’t tolerate any more inaction on this issue. And if cowardly politicians fail to act, young people will show them the consequences of letting so many Americans die by voting them out in November.
Link to event information: https://twitter.com/henhudwalkout
There might be more walkout near you -- go to www.NationalSchoolWalkout.net to check!!   Direct link to Event Finder >> http://act.indivisible.org/event/national-school-walkout/

Thursday, March 29, 2018

March for Our Lives (3.24.18) -- Washington DC

Photo credit: Andrew Courtney

Broward Co. Florida schools
Olympia, Washington  Waldorf School Students

Lexington Kentucky H.S.
Maryland H,S,

Indiana H.S>

Ferguson Mo.  H,S,





Detroit, Michigan H.S.


West Virginia H.S.


a Christian Group
Williamsport, Indiana
San Antonio, Texas Family



Louisville, Kentucky H.S.


Teachers group from Iowa, Florida, N. Carolina, New York.
Amy Goodman “Democracy Now”   Takes a call
Goose Creek, South Carolina H.S.
Brunswick, Md. H.S.
Andrew with Margery Stoneham Douglas H.S. student and teachers

Humvee seals off 11th and E at the Harrington Hotel

Miami Fla. H.S.
Broward Co, Fla. Students at the Harrington

80 years ago she was a High school Student at Robert E, Lee H.S. in Richmond Va.

Detroit Mi. studtents
Detroit, Mi.   students

DC group


Fredrickburg, Va.  Students


Evansville, Ill.  Students
Sorry, lost note on this group

Desiree was the model for this poster

Parkland Fla. Students