Ep. 11 - March for Our Lives - 3/24/2018

When I think of protesting, my mind inevitably goes to Martin Luther King Jr. and his march on Washington. It is the quintessential history class lesson on the Civil Rights Movement and the power of non-violent demonstrations.

So when I decided to go to my first ever protest, I decided to go all out and head to Washington D.C. like all the photos we have seen in our history books. For my first protest, I chose the March for Our Lives on March 24, 2018.

Join me on my personal march as I head from the very spot that Rev. King gave his "I have a dream" speech to the front of the Capitol building where a stage full of gun violence survivors was set up for one of the largest protests in American history.

Along the way, I talked to teachers, parents and students about their reasons for marching, their hopes for the future, and their ever growing involvement in the American political system. 

- Eric 

(And before anyone asks "Why wasn't Sohan marching?", he was. He was busy registering voters at the March for Our Lives protest in Cleveland, OH because he is awesome like that.)

 

 We left for DC as the school day ended on Friday, March 23 and made a marathon run to our hotel before getting up early and marching on the capitol.

We left for DC as the school day ended on Friday, March 23 and made a marathon run to our hotel before getting up early and marching on the capitol.

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