Serious Alex time (an anomaly, I know):
A lot of people have been saying that the walkout yesterday had no effect and that what we did was pointless and changed nothing. I'd just like to reiterate to anyone willing to listen, it was never about that. Regardless of your political views or beliefs, the kids at Parkland set up the nationwide event to raise awareness for their cause. Not to petition for gun control, not to strike until teachers had guns, not any of that. It was simply put together so that we, as a nation, wouldn't let the 17 lives lost that day slip through the cracks of media, as too many have in the past years. It's all too often that we forget about tragedies such as these, and the youth of our nation have become desensitized to these endless killings. We walked out on March the 14th, 2018 because we said, "No. No we won't let these tragedies continue to unfold without taking action. No we won't keep sending 'thoughts and prayers' without actually trying to help. No, we will not lose hold of our humanity and let homicide become part of our daily lives." We walked out because we understand that a tragedy is just that, a tragedy. Tears were shed, lives were lost, and families were fractured, and we refuse to let this nation forget about the days before the word "dead" was in the daily news. No matter where you stand on the political spectrum, I think we all agree that what happened at Parkland was not acceptable. Therefore, this should be a cause we can all get behind, because we did what we did to pay our respects to the lives lost, and to try to do our part to better things for the future. Thank you.
1 day ago
Sempre que vou em alguma marcha ou qualquer ato pelas nossas vidas, no momento em que falamos o nome de uma mulher vítima de feminicídio eu me emociono, é foda ver tanta mulher sendo assassinada apenas por ser mulher, por lutar por todas nós, ou simplesmente por existir. É triste que a gente tenha que lutar tanto por coisas tão básicas como não ser estuprada e assassinada, é um absurdo #MarielleNãoEsqueceremos#WeWontForget#NãoFoiAssaltoFoiExecução#MesDaMulher#nenhumaamenos
2 days ago
The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas is an eye opening book that allows the readers to witness the lifestyle of living in a low income African American community, through the lens of a high school student named Starr. Starr’s life comes to an unruly halt when she witnesses her childhood best friend, Khalil, get shot by a cop, due to no other reason than the color of his skin, after what was suppose to be a routine traffic stop. Khalil’s death follows Starr throughout the book as the community she lives in seeks justice for police brutality, while her white privileged school environment is on the police’s side, unaware of who Khalil really is. Starr and her family find themselves in multiple heat-wrenching situations where they see who really supports them and who can’t see past the public stereotypes. In the end, despite the protest and the court’s decision, Starr decides to never give up and never stop fighting. How will you make a change? #powpow#breakout#wewontforget#notasinglestory
22 Years - always in our hearts
Gwen Mayor (teacher)