Inspiring Moments From National Walkout Day
The National Walkout Day on March 14 united students across the country in response to the shooting tragedy in Parkland, Florida. The 17-minute walkout (one minute for each of the 17 people killed at Stoneman Douglas High School) began around 10 a.m. in each time zone across the country.
The tragedy sparked a national debate on mental health, gun control, and safety, and motivated thousands of students across the country to take a stand for gun violence prevention and honor the seventeen victims. The results of yesterday’s collective action were nothing short of moving. The National Walkout Day resulted in inspiring images and moments that stand out for their bravery, messages of hope and unity, and a passionate dedication to a very important cause.
Check out the inspiring moments from the National Walkout Day.
The powerful human messages of “Enough” and peace.
WATCH: California students spell out #Enough during protest against gun violence#NationalWalkoutDay pic.twitter.com/YQUGcqdhQs
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 14, 2018
Justin Blackman and Rosa Rodriguez, who were the only students at their respective schools to participate in the National Walkout.
Wow I’m literally the only one #NationalSchoolWalkout pic.twitter.com/2F95qY2vTI
— Justin Blackman (@JustinIBlackman) March 14, 2018
Single student walks out of class on #NationalWalkoutDay under threat of suspension from her New Jersey School. “I want to show I care about it, so I want to do something about it.” https://t.co/xveiiEr9KG pic.twitter.com/6uB61Jpql4
— ABC News (@ABC) March 14, 2018
Students from Queens borough of New York City join #nationalwalkoutday a high schooler holds up a sign with the question “AM I NEXT?” pic.twitter.com/WGciaovpY8
— Eduardo #FamiliesBelongTogether (@Eduardo4Action) March 15, 2018
Huge turnout for #nationalwalkoutday at Fresno High happening now. Signs ask “Am I next?” pic.twitter.com/Om3x94mf9A
— Mackenzie Mays (@MackenzieMays) March 14, 2018
#NationalWalkoutDay at Olympian High School ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 pic.twitter.com/h9o3hHF1u3
— jazz (@JazlinGutierrez) March 14, 2018
Our favorite signs from today's #NationalWalkoutDay. ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻 pic.twitter.com/EQKgEP9FQS
— MAKERS (@MAKERSwomen) March 14, 2018
Students held “die-ins” to represent lives lost to gun violence.
What might a school—a
community—a town without students look like? It was an honor to participate in the national #walkout today, and in a 17 minute “die in,” in support of students everywhere. The time has come for young people to #RiseUp #NeverAgainIsNow pic.twitter.com/lCi0e3jHoj
— Solomon Bennett (@solomonbennett_) March 14, 2018
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo participated in a die-in.
The students who literally broke through a gate to participate in the walk out.
The youth shall not be moved. To the students of Concord, California’s Mount Diablo High School who literally broke through a locked gate to leave campus to walk out, you are all heroes. Thank you for your bravery. #ENOUGH #NationalWalkoutDay 📷: Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group pic.twitter.com/dLvokt5iKd
— Youth Empower (@WomensMarchY) March 15, 2018
The students who didn’t let a little rain keep them from participating.
a little rain couldn’t stop us 🗣#NationalSchoolWalkout #NationalWalkoutDay pic.twitter.com/pjzV9axRcU
— Samuel Getachew (@samuel_sgd) March 14, 2018
Civic engagement. The National Walkout inspired Indivisible to launch voter registration campaigns all over the country.
We registered 218 high school students in the last 2 days. #NationalWalkOutDay #enough #NeverAgain #VoterRegistration @IndivisibleTeam pic.twitter.com/ZXCk0vU4We
— IndivisibleGeorgia04 (@IndivisibleGA04) March 15, 2018
The very young (and very cute) faces.
What we saw on #NationalWalkoutDay inspired us. From walkouts, we march on. See you March 24th pic.twitter.com/QbDwudazTa
— March For Our Lives (@AMarch4OurLives) March 15, 2018
Feeling inspired by the National Walkout students’ actions?
First, discover ways you can help the Parkland victims and gun violence prevention here. Then download ThatHelps’ free app to discover the organizations, businesses, and individuals working on the issues like mental health and gun violence prevention. Once you download it, don’t forget to use the Thanks button to show your gratitude. Thanking creates a ripple effect of altruism and kindness, something we can all use more of in the word.