People like to poke fun at Florida, but over the past month, the most impressive political movement ever put forth by a group of high school students has come straight out of Broward County. After the tragic February 14 shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people, students mobilized first to protest in Tallahassee, then organized a nationwide 17-minute school walkout March 14, and now have planned the largest gun-related protest in history on March 24 in Washington, DC.
For the unfamiliar, March for Our Lives will see thousands of people descend on Washington, DC., rallying for school safety and stricter gun laws. The movement has garnered millions of dollars in donations and celebrity support, ranging from Oprah and George Clooney to Steven Spielberg. Celebs marching in DC will include Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus, and Demi Lovato. It’s sparked sibling marches all over the world, from Tel Aviv to Paris to Hong Kong, and, of course, here in South Florida.
Though sadly, school shootings aren’t a new phenomenon in America, for some reason the Parkland shooting has created a formidable force. And as this tragedy hits harder in South Florida than other places, the marches here will be filled with more emotion, survivors, and inspirational stories than anywhere else. Getting to DC might not be possible for some who want their voices heard, but you can still get your message out at plenty of marches throughout the region. Though the largest march will be in Miami Beach, whether you live in Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, or the Keys, there will be a March for Our Lives somewhere close, so you too can join the rallying cry of #neveragain. And while you're at it, use the #MarchForOurLives hashtag on your social networks to keep the momentum moving.
We've listed out all the major marches happening in Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, and the Keys. Here’s a quick rundown of all them with detailed information available.