In response to the Valentine's Day mass shooting that claimed 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Vanderbilt student (and MSD High graduate) Abigail Brafman has organized March For Our Lives Nashville -- a sister march to the one that will be taking place Saturday in Washington D.C.
The music city march begins at 9am in Public Square Park, and will feature speeches from Brafman and other gun-safety advocates. The event will also include a 1-mile trek through downtown, voter registration, food trucks and even activities for children.
In TWO more days students will march in Nashville, where the #tnleg is trying to arm teachers and school staff! Tennessee @momsdemand stands with the students! Join us: https://t.co/d3tFPR2HVi #MarchForOurLives @AMarch4OurLives @march4OLnash pic.twitter.com/ESiCv7NDab— jessica (@jessdwee) March 22, 2018
If you're in need of transportation to and from the march, Lyft has actually pledged to provide free rides to people who RSVP.
Follow these steps to reserve yours:
-RSVP to the rally at www.marchforourlives.com/events
-Ride codes will be distributed Friday to those who RSVP
**For those who don't RSVP, ride codes will be available at www.lyft.com/MFOL Saturday morning. Once you have a code, enter it in the ‘promos’ tab of the Lyft app.
March for Our Lives Nashville: 5 things to know https://t.co/P9Wjanx4vW— Tennessean (@Tennessean) March 23, 2018
**Note: March For Our Lives will take place regardless of the weather. So even if it's looking gloomy, you can still show up if you're passionate about the cause!
This morning @woodyandjimshow had a graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the studio to discuss March For Our Lives Nashville. She got this tattoo yesterday — the 17 represents her graduation year, and the number of lives lost in last week’s shooting. Link to our interview with her in bio!❤️❤️❤️ #NeverAgain #March4OurLives
Young 8th graders from Creswell School organized and hosted one of the only walk-outs happening at a middle or elementary school in Nashville today. Creswell kids silently experience gun violence every day of their lives. If you don’t believe in this movement or don’t think that change is coming, then you’re blind to incredible influence that this kind of empowerment will have on these student for the rest of their lives. If you chose not to march, then you should be terrified of the force of these students. One 5th-grader told me she wished “everyone in the government would just grow up.” LOL! These students are more determined and more mature than most adults that I know. Walking-out alongside these warriors has been the greatest honor of my life. #neveragain #enough #enoughisenough #nationalwalkout #parkland