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.