Grassroots, non-partisan, student-led organizations planned rallies and marches to protest gun violence in schools this past Saturday. Reports indicated that there were March For Our Lives gatherings in Washington DC and 800+ sibling marches across the globe.
In Grand Rapids, the student-led group invited supporters to gather at Rosa Park Circle stating: “We are marching for sensible gun legislation. We are marching for the victims and survivors of school shootings. We are marching for every student in every classroom across America who doesn’t feel safe at their own school. We are marching for our lives. March with us.”
“We thank the 30 plus Sisters, Associates and Sunday Assembly participants who represented the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids marching in Seattle, Washington, Key West, Florida and downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan,” said Sr. Brigid Clingman, promoter of justice for the congregation.
“We also thank the Sisters at Marywood and Aquinata Hall who held all the marchers around the world in their prayers.”
If you are interested in further activity to support common sense gun control, please contact Sr. Brigid Clingman.
Dominican Associates Jean McDonald and Mary Hellenbrand support gun control.
Above, students from Aquinas College saw the Sisters and Associates and joined us for part of the march,” said Gloria Switzer who captured the moment in pictures.