Pioneer Valley March For Our Lives

March 24 @ 12:00 pm

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In the wake of endless school shootings, students have decided we’ve been numb to the frequent tragedies for too long. The students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High have called for a nationwide day of action to protest the unending gun violence. Student organizers across the Pioneer Valley have answered and come together to make our voices heard!

We’ll kick off at Northampton High School and march to City Hall to demand legislative action. The rally at city hall will feature student speakers and performers, amplifying youth voices.

There will also be a portion of this event for our youngest marchers. They will march into the lower level of the Unitarian Universalists Church where kids will be read stories by local children book authors and teachers. They also plan to incorporate music and dance into their activities.

This event is organized by student leaders at:
Belchertown High School
Easthampton High School
Four Rivers Charter Public School
Northampton High School
Northfield Mount Hermon School
JFK Middle School
Pittsfield High School
Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School
Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Public Charter School
Sabis Charter School
Smith Academy
Smith College
West Springfield High School
Williston Northampton School

This event is co-sponsored by wonderful student groups such as:
ACLU: Smith College
Longmeadow High School Democrats
Mount Holyoke College Democrats
Northampton High School Democrats Club
Northampton High School Environmental Club
Northampton High School Gender Sexuality Alliance
Northampton High School Key Club
Northampton High School Student Union
Northampton Mayor’s Youth Commission
PeaceJam of PVPA
Smith College Young Democratic Socialists of America
Social Justice Book Club of Belchertown High School
Teen Advocacy Group of Northampton High School
The Feminist Collective of Northampton High School
Western Mass Young Democrats
West Springfield High School Democrats Club
West Springfield High School GSA
Youth Rise Together

As well as wonderful adult groups such as:
Amherst Pelham Education Association
Badass Activists of the Pioneer Valley
Beit Ahavah – the Reform Synagogue of Greater Northampton
Congregation B’nai Israel
Easthampton Democratic Committee
End the Stigma, Enough is Enough
Everytown Survivor Network
Greenfield Education Association
Indivisible Northampton
Moms Demand Action
Northampton Area Women Physicians Against Gun Violence
NFTY Northeast
Our Revolution of Amherst
Peace and Justice Team of First Churches Northampton
Pioneer Valley Resist Coalition
Pioneer Valley Women’s March
Pioneer Valley Worker’s Center
Progressive Pioneer Valley
Racial Justice Rising
Raging Grannies of Northampton
Resistance Center for Peace and Justice
Rising Together
Represent Western MA
Sojourner Truth School for Social Change and Leadership
Southampton Democratic Town Committee
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Tikkun Olam Committee of the Jewish Community of Amherst
Unitarian Center of Northampton and Amherst


March 24
12:00 pm
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Northampton High School
380 Elm St
Northampton, MA 01060 United States


Jeff Rutherford