A group of Asheville students is organizing a gun control rally set for March 24. Students plan to march from Haywood Road [Street?] to Pack Square Park for a rally that will coincide with similar student-led gatherings across the country in response to the Parkland, Fla., school shooting on Feb. 14 in which 17 people were shot to death.
Today, students from Asheville have announced plans for March For Our Lives – Asheville, a student led march to take place in downtown Asheville on Saturday, March 24. The event will begin at 68 Haywood Road [Street?] with student planners leading attendees on a march at 11 a.m. to Pack Square Park for an organized rally.
“After witnessing such a tragedy from a high school similar to my own,” says co-organizer Ayrelle Jacobsen, a senior at AC Reynolds. “I realized that gun violence is an immediate and pressing issue. The leadership and activism from the Parkland students inspired me, as well as many other students, to stand up and speak up. We hope to communicate our frustration with America’s current state of gun violence and our leaders’ failures to act to keep students safe. We represent a movement to secure our unalienable rights; life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. To create a safer future for our generation and posterity, we must unite. Join us, be heard, and make a difference.”
On Feb. 14, a shooting in Parkland, Fla., at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School created a ripple effect that could be felt across the country. In response to the horrific event that claimed 17 lives, students will be gathering in cities nationwide on March 24 for the March For Our Lives movement to make their voices heard. Students in Asheville are planning a sister march to support fellow students affected by gun violence, aiming to create positive change one step at a time.
What: March For Our Lives – Asheville
When: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time: 11 am ET
Where: The march will begin at 68 Haywood Road [Street?] in downtown Asheville
For more information, go to the March For Our Lives – Asheville page on Facebook