When the shooting in Parkland happened, the country mourned and it sparked a movement. When innocent black and brown children get shot on their way to school in our inner cities, no one bats an eye and their stories don’t even make the news.
We recognize this as a fundamental problem in our society and we refuse to stand for it. As members of the March For Our Lives chapter at the George Washington University, we acknowledge its importance for mobilizing this movement for change in this country. In America, all black and brown people have is their voice and sometimes, they aren’t even granted that. We want to change that.
This event will consist of a panel solely of activists of color hosted at George Washington University. The topic of discussion is intersectional gun violence prevention with a focus on disproportionately affected communities. The whole purpose of our panel is to counteract the lack of a platform that the media perpetuates by creating an event solely focused on gun violence in the context of race relations, as well as ensuring that it is organized in coordination with other relevant organizations and by students of color at GW.
Join us on Saturday, October 13th at 6pm in the GW Amphitheater on the 3rd floor of the Marvin Center. Doors open at 5:30pm.
Featured Panelists: TBA