By Manasi Garg | Mosaic June 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm Editor’s note: The annual Mosaic Journalism Workshop for Bay Area high school students is a two-week intensive course in journalism. Based at San Jose State University’s Spartan Daily newsroom, Mosaic students report and photograph real stories under the guidance of professional journalists. A few students from Prospect High School in Saratoga came home from competing furiously at a Feb. 17 speech and debate tournament, but they were far from tired. They had heard that students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. — where the deadliest high school shooting in American history had occurred just three days earlier — were planning a movement called March For Our Lives to protest gun violence in the United States. Instead of going to sleep, the debaters piled into a living room and stayed up late into the night to plan a march in San Jose. Five weeks and $45,000 of fundraising later, the … [Read more...] about South Bay teens work to ensure March For Our Lives movement lives on
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Molly Duffy The Gazette Without funding for its plan, Cedar Rapids Schools reviewing when to begin sequence of construction, closures Cedar Rapids, Iowa City police toughen stance on fireworks violations At College Community, new chapter unfolding Iowa City man arrested on child porn accusations Cedar Rapids police thank man who assisted officer who was being assaulted All articles by Molly A Thursday event with students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has been relocated to Raygun. Due to weather, the 1 p.m. event at Noelridge Park in Cedar Rapids has been moved to event space at Raygun, 1028 Third Street SE, according to organizers and Raygun staff. The event is a stop on the March for Our Lives: Road to Change summer tour organized by students from Parkland, Fl., where a gunman killed 17 at Douglas High … [Read more...] about March for Our Lives event in Cedar Rapids moved to Raygun
June 20, 2018 By Radio Iowa Contributor Jaclyn Corin talks during stop in Sioux City. The national gun control advocacy group “March for Our Lives” bus tour stopped in Sioux City today. A student from Marjorie Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida Jaclyn Corin was the keynote speaker. Seventeen people were killed during a February shooting at the high school and Corin talked about her advocacy to stop gun violence in the wake of the killings of her fellow students and teachers. “I personally organized a protest to our state capital of Tallahassee less than a week after the shooting. And we amazingly did not stop advocating from the start — and here we are four months out and we are still not stopping,” Corin says. Corin says her group wants what she calls “morally just leaders” elected to political office. The bus tour is stopping in three Iowa Congressional districts represented by strong gun rights supporters. Corin criticized the … [Read more...] about ‘March for Our Lives’ tour stops in Sioux City
Mackenzie Ryan and Kevin Hardy Des Moines Register Published 11:14 p.m. UTC Jun 18, 2018 Editor's note: Check back for event details, including locations and times, which will be added as they are announced. Students planning a gun control event in Sioux City on Wednesday will memorialize the dead as much as they call for change to public policy. Survivors from Parkland, Florida, where 17 people died in a February mass shooting, will bring their political movement to three Iowa communities this week. Emma González, a survivor of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School and national figure in the March for Our Lives movement, will be with a group of students hosting a candlelight vigil Wednesday and Thursday in Sioux City for victims of gun violence. The event Wednesday night will recognize all victims of gun violence, said Matt Deitsch, a youth organizer and strategist with March for Our Lives. “Every day, we've gone somewhere we've heard new … [Read more...] about Parkland survivors are coming to Iowa. Here’s what to know about the March for Our Lives’ bus tour stops.
The students of the national March For Our Lives movement will be in town June 24-25 as part of the Road to Change bus tour campaign launched this summer. The nationwide tour will stop at Twin Cities Pride Festival in Loring Park at 10 a.m. on June 24, followed by the Hennepin Town Hall meeting at 6 p.m. at Osseo Senior High School for the voter registration drive, announced the campaign website. The group will also host a Road to Change Cookout at 1 p.m. on June 25. The goal of the bus tour is to educate, register and motivate young people to vote and stand up to National Rifle Association and take steps to curb violence, organizers say. A news release about the campaign said the students are engaging communities where the youth vote needs to be heard. They are calling for reforms that will save the lives of more than 3,000 young people each year, including: implementing universal, comprehensive background checks; creating a searchable database for gun owners; funding the Centers for … [Read more...] about March for Our Lives bus tour coming to Minnesota