Alameda Students for Gun Violence Prevention
Alameda Students For Gun Violence Prevention is a coalition of students from Encinal High, Alameda High, St. Joseph Notre Dame High, Alameda Science and Technology Institute, Alameda Community Learning Center, Nea Community Learning Center, and Island High. Please see our "About Us" page for information on individual events at each school as well as links to media coverage. Have a message for us? See "Get Involved" or find us on social media! We are on instagram as @alamedagvp as well as facebook. Just search Alameda Students for Gun Violence Prevention
Alameda Students Say #Enough to Gun Violence
Local high schools to hold citywide walkout and rally at Washington Park
ALAMEDA, CA - Students representing Alameda High School, Encinal Junior/Senior High School, Alameda Science and Technology Institute, Alameda Community Learning Center, Nea Community Learning Center, and Island High School have formed a coalition called Alameda Students for Gun Violence Prevention in response to the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
On March 14th, they will be holding walkouts and seventeen minute memorials on each campus at 10 AM as part of a national movement calling for gun reform and improved safety measures in schools. Afterwards, students will march down Central Ave. and meet together for a rally at Lower Washington Park which will run from 11:30AM - 1PM.
The rally will include student speakers from across the island as well as a representative from California Assemblymember Rob Bonta’s office. There will also be tables for voter registration, letter-writing campaigns, and education around gun laws. Volunteers are invited to help set up the rally, supervise marching students, and facilitate table activities. Donations of snacks, water, and money are also welcome. Volunteer registration and donations can both be done on the organization’s website. Community support is especially important, since all activities are being coordinated by youth. Parents of younger students are also welcome to accompany their children to any off-campus events in order to ensure their safety. Although march safety volunteers and Alameda Police will be present, middle school and elementary school students are highly discouraged from coming alone. Attendees should wear orange and prepare for the possibility of wet weather.
The coalition’s mission statement says, “The students at these schools believe in the power of collective action and recognize that now is the time to change the horrific patterns of gun violence in our country. We believe that enough is enough and we must come together in our diversity to affect real change in our nation." For media inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or see the "Contact Us" page