NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On February 14, 2018, 17 students were senselessly murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. After this horrific act, the school’s students declared that this epidemic of mass violence in our country cannot go on.
March For Our Lives Nashville is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 24 at at downtown Nashville’s Public Square Park and conclude with a rally about 12:30 p.m. at the park. The march route loop is nearly 1.5 miles in distance.
It will parallel the march students are hosting on Saturday, March 24 in Washington, D.C. to draw attention to this nationwide issue. Students, teachers, and families in America are calling for legislative support to protect ourselves, our children, our families, and our friends.
Efforts for Nashville’s sister march were prompted by Abby Brafman, a freshman at Vanderbilt University and a 2017 graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. An idea quickly turned into a youth-led civic movement when a network of 70 fellow students asked how they could be involved and the larger Nashville community responded.
Brafman, along with march organizers Sabina Smith and Puja Jagasia, also met with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to establish the March For Our Lives Nashville Fund, allowing for gifts made to support the event tax-deductible.
March organizers are calling for support from individuals, businesses, and foundations. Funds are needed to secure the necessary logistics so the 5,000 or more participants anticipated to attend on March 24 can feel both safe and inspired.
Give to the March For Our Lives Nashville Fund at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at https://www.cfmt.org/marchnashville/.
About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect their intentions and goals. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org.