This event is being organized by Belmont Councilmember Charles Stone, Redwood City Councilmember Shelly Masur, Carlmont High School Journalism Adviser Justin Raisner, and students Sophie Penn (Carlmont H.S.), Holly Newman and Elise Kratzer (Menlo-Atherton H.S.), Ria Calcagno and Stefan Sujansky (Woodside H.S.), and Katie Uthman (Sequoia H.S.).
There will be hundreds of protests across the nation on that Saturday, and the majority of them are being organized and spearheaded by teenagers. However, the rally at Courthouse Square will consist of a local focus geared towards middle and high school students in the Bay Area.
Attendees and participants will have the opportunity to speak, make posters, and write letters to members of Congress. There will be both pre-designated student speakers as well as a brief open mic session.
The March For Our Lives movement was created by a group of high school students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida, after surviving the Feb. 14 school shooting.
Information regarding this event will be posted on Facebook on the event page titled “SM County March/ Rally For Our Lives,” as well as on the Twitter page @NeverAgainRWC, and the Instagram account @marchforourlivesrwc.
All media inquires for this event can be directed to Sophie Penn at firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 544-1434.