CHICAGOMarch 21, 2018 Students organizing the Chicago "March For Our Lies" event on March 24th today announced programming and media logistics information for the march and rally at Union Park. The march is one of over 800 "sibling marches" happening around the country planned by students and survivors of gun violence in communities big and small in all 50 states and globally. The national day of action will focus on calling for lawmakers to make students' lives and safety a priority and to pass common-sense gun safety legislation.
"The March is a beginning step. We want to educate and inform as many people as possible about the change needed to stop the slaughter of our students and people in schools, churches, movie theaters, elementary schools, concerts, clubs, and the list goes on. The March will allow us to bring attention to the unjust equities in how gun violence is treated in America and the need to help the entire communities who are experiencing trauma from gun violence. The March will show that it is time for a change—and student voices are leading this movement." Marley Rosario, student organizer of March for Our Lives Chicago
WHAT: Thousands of community members from across Chicago will rally together in support of the March for Our Lives movement, calling on lawmakers to make students' lives and safety a priority by passing common-sense gun safety legislation. After the rally, community members will march through the surrounding neighborhood and back to Union Park in solidarity with the Parkland students and all those across the nation affected by gun violence.
WHERE: Union Park 1 Union Park, 1501 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60606
Entrance is on W Washington Blvd between Ashland Ave and N Ogden Ave. If you need ADA accommodations, drop off and entrance is on Lake St. between Ashland Ave and W Randolph St.
WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 2018 Doors open at 10:00am, Rally to be held from 11:00 — 11:45am followed by a march through the surrounding neighborhood and back to Union Park
Speakers: Majority Youth Rising, YUP, Kids Off the Block
Performance: Jalen Kobayashi ( poet/singer )
Speaker: Chicago Student Union Chloe Hancock
Performance: Kuumba Lynx