Friday, April 20th is The National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools. Inspired by the brave students in Parkland, Florida, and across the nation, Millersville University students, parents, educators, school staff, administrators and community allies will join together to take up the students’ call of “No more” during the National School Walkout.
The last poster-making session will be on Tuesday, April 17th at 6pm in 310 Breidenstine. We will discuss the aims of Friday’s event, show examples of posters from recent anti-gun-violence rallies, and experts (art students) will be on-hand to help make posters. There will be plenty of supplies on hand courtesy of MU administration.
The group asks participants to research past shooting victims in advance, print out photos (with names, and which shooting) to bring to the poster-making session. These photos will go toward making a giant, participatory group collage, which will stand behind the stage on Friday, imprinted with the words: Enough is Enough! The New York Times published an article “After Sandy Hook, More Than 400 People Have Been Shot in Over 200 School Shootings” by Jugal K. Patel; the group recommends using this resource to begin researching.
On Friday, April 20th, the main event will be held in front of the Library (if rain, in the SMC) from 10am-1pm. The movement is powered and led by students around the country to protest congressional, state, and local failures to take action to prevent gun violence.
America is the only country in the world where so many people are killed by guns, and yet our leaders do nothing about it. In many states it’s more difficult to register to vote that it is to buy a rifle. Apparently to some politicians, a vote is scarier than a gun. We’re changing that. –Our Mission
As of this publication, the MU event is sponsored by:
- African American Studies
- The Alliance for Social Change
- American Association of University Women at Millersville University
- Art Club
- Center for Civic and Community Engagement
- Center for Disaster Research and Education
- Center for Public Scholarship and Social Change
- The English Department
- Frederick Douglass Black Culture Celebration
- The Gender Issues and Social Justice Committee of APSCUF
- The Honors College Student Association
- The MU Philosophical Society
- NAACP College Chapter at Millersville University
- Office of Diversity and Social Justice
- Philosophy Department
- President’s Commission on Gender and Sexual Diversity
- School of Social Work
- Women’s and Gender Studies
- The George Street Press
For more information on the national event, visit this website.