See submissions from student contributors who attended the #MarchForOurLives in Washington, D.C., on March 24, 2018.


Maya Glass

My cousin, Maya Glass. Her sign says “I shouldn’t want to hide when the PA speaker goes off in school!!!!” (Photo by Rachel Wingrat)


I did not have any expectation as to how the day would go, but overall I felt empowered and motivated after seeing the amount of people, the diversity, and the willingness of everyone there to stand up for what they strongly believe in. I am thrilled to see how many students from my school showed up. Seeing 2 year olds, 80 year olds, and teenagers all marching together will be an image and memory I will never forget, and I don’t think history will forget either. —Callie Krosin, 14, Pikesville


#NeverAgain

#NeverAgain (Photo by Eliana Esakoff)


'Good Trouble'

#GoodTrouble (Photo by Eliana Esakoff)

Meddling Kids

…”If it weren’t for the meddling kids.” (Photo by Olivia Caplan-Mohler)


'Peace'

March for Our Lives — Peace (Photo by Lizzie Kane)



See some Tweets by Maryland politicians and notable personalities

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Some signs spotted at the metro station

Some signs spotted at the metro station. –Eliana Esakoff


At the Greenbelt Metro

At the Greenbelt Metro: Eliana Esakoff (far right)



Why are you marching?
Ben Rothstein, 18, New Jersey: “I am marching to make a difference and to show our current administration what THE PEOPLE are capable of.”

Alexa Berland, 19, Florida: “I’m marching for my south Florida community, and for my peers at Florida State University who are unable to express their commitment to this cause.”
–Lizzie Kane


Why are you marching?
Liza Sheehy, 14, Baltimore: “I’m marching because every day kids and students lose their lives to gun violence, and I am lucky enough to still have mine. There is already so much energy and today it is all coming together.”
–Callie Krosin


Arms Are For Hugging

Arms Are For Hugging poster –Eliana Esakoff



I’m a student, and I am marching for my friend who is a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and her classmates, because no student should ever have to experience the violence and trauma they have experienced in their school. I’m marching because making my voice heard as a student is important. I hope to make an everlasting impact by marching this Saturday.–Callie Krosin, The Park School of Baltimore freshman


I am marching because it is time to change our gun policies. Each day goes by and more deadly shootings are happening. Our elected officials are not doing all that they can, so I am marching to show them that they need to do more. Prayers and thoughts are simply not enough, and while some of our representatives have acknowledged that, I have not seen sufficient direct action by our government. —Lizzie Kane, The Park School of Baltimore senior

Contributors:

  • Blanche Brody, 7th Grade, Roland Park Elementary Middle School, from Mt. Washington
  • Callie Krosin, 14, freshman at The Park School of Baltimore, from Pikesville/Stevenson
  • Eliana Esakoff, 9, Kreiger Schechter Day School, from Sudbrook
  • Lizzie Kane, 18, senior at The Park School of Baltimore, from Pikesville
  • Olivia Caplan-Mohler, 11, West Towson Elementary, from Lake Falls
  • Rachel Wingrat, 20, junior at Elon University, from Mount Washington

On March 24, March for Our Lives participants took to the streets of Washington, D.C., and other locations across the country, to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools.

Jmore will be posting live updates throughout the day with the help of Baltimore-area high school and college students attending the event.