Oakland says #ENOUGH

February 28, 2018
Tam High Vigil for Parkland School Shooting. Credit: Fabrice Florin. Image cropped. (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Tam High Vigil for Parkland School Shooting. Credit: Fabrice Florin. Image cropped. (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Over the past weeks, we have been humbled by the leadership of young people across the US, demanding that our country finally take action on gun control. Youth have always been at the forefront of social movements. From the Birmingham Children's Crusade and the Little Rock Nine, to the youth who led protests after the murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO, to the DACA protesters, who have fearlessly come forward to demand their rights to thrive in the US—youth have so often envisioned a more just world, and effectively mobilized masses to demand change.

As an Oakland based organization, in solidarity we would like to offer support to student groups from Oakland-based public schools to participate in the March 14th National School Walkout. If your group requires funds to participate in the walkout—for flyers, materials, training, food, etc—please email [email protected] by March 8th with the subject line "Oakland says #ENOUGH" and a brief description of the funds you need, what they will go towards, and a contact person.