March for Our Lives KY 

In the wake of the Marshall County High School shooting, our team, like the rest of Kentucky, was in conversation about what it meant to feel safe. Some conversations revolved around physical measures, like firearm restrictions, metal detectors, and school resource officers, but we wanted to have another equally important discussion: that about school climate and safety. 


We held a statewide teach-in and rally at the state capital, which corresponded to the marches organized by Marjory Stoneman Douglas students and students across the country. The teach-in supported students wanting to advocate for better school climate and safety, and the rally featured students from across the commonwealth sharing their stories. 


Though our team faced rain and freezing weather, the rally and teach-in sparked valuable discussions about safety, community, and the place of school climate work in making our schools the best they can be.

We weren't finished after the rally, however. We have continued to advocate and lobby for more holistic school safety since then.

Read Our Takes

March 14, 2018

Getting Beyond Guns

Keaton Conner, Nasim Mohammadzadeh and Annie Stauffer

For many Kentucky high school students growing up with the memories of Heath, Columbine, Virginia Tech, and Sandy Hook, recent events have made it feel as though our schools are under siege.

Read the News Coverage

Lexington Herald-Leader
February 28, 2018

‘What can we do as students?’ March for Our Lives rally planned for Kentucky Capitol

The Hechinger Report
March 5, 2018

Don’t blame autism for the Florida school shooting

Courier Journal
March 15, 2018

Students and others protesting gun violence are just getting started. Here's what's next

March 20, 2018

Students rally at capitol

Kentucky Kernel
March 20, 2018

'Enough is enough': Students take to Capitol steps to protest in-school gun violence

Courier Journal
March 20, 2018

A call to ears': Kentucky students rally in Frankfort to show support for school safety

Lexington Herald-Leader
March 20, 2018

‘I felt in danger.’ At Capitol, students call for action after school threats, shootings.

March 20, 2018

Kentucky students hold rally for school safety

Courier Journal
March 20, 2018

No longer voiceless: Fern Creek students finally being heard years after school shooting

March 20, 2018

School safety isn’t controversial, Kentuckians at rally say

March 20, 2018

Students brave cold to rally for school safety on Capitol steps

Teen Vogue
April 20, 2018

Students in Conservative Kentucky Are Organizing Against Gun Violence

Prichard Committee
May 7, 2018

Capitol Rally Teaches Students About Civic Engagement

Think Progress
May 29, 2018

These teens marched for gun laws. They were just getting warmed up.

Student Voice
November 5, 2018

After March for Our Lives: The collateral damage

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