The survivors of last month’s deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida -- with the help of gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety -- are organizing the March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington, DC, with sister marches popping up worldwide. March for Our Lives Boston is expecting more than 60,000 people, with more than 53,000 who marked interested on Facebook as of publication time and over $29,000 already made in donations.
As part of the mission statement, the survivors say on the March for Our Lives official website, “On March 24, the kids and families of March for Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington, DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority.” Here’s everything you need to know about Boston’s demonstration on Saturday.
Where and when will the march take place?
The March leaves from Madison Park Technical Vocational High School (75 Malcolm X Boulevard, Roxbury, Massachusetts, 02120) and heads to Boston Common. Arrival time is between 9-10am, and the march steps off at 11am. An official rally will also start at Boston Common at 2pm.
What is the march route?
The march from Madison Park High School to Boston Common is about 2 miles long, routed down Columbus Avenue. The march will end on Charles Street in the Boston Common.
How do I get there?
If you’re using public transportation, get yourself a CharlieCard and take either the MBTA Orange Line to Roxbury Crossing or MBTA buses 66/45/15/28/23/19 to bus stop Malcolm X Boulevard @ Madison Park HS. You can check MBTA schedules, maps, and service updates at the MBTA site.
Ride-share company Lyft is providing free rides to the march, but be aware of potential traffic due to street closures and a higher demand for drivers resulting in longer wait times. Busses carrying groups will drop off at the Madison Park Technical Vocational High School and pick up at the corner of Charles and Beacon between 4:30-5pm.