DATE: 3/24/2018
TIME: 2-5PM (Student-led rally starts at 2PM, march starts at 3PM)
LOCATION: Mitchell Park, San Luis Obispo
MARCH ROUTE: See below
DONATE: Donate here.
VOLUNTEER: Sign up here.

“Every kid in this country now goes to school wondering if this day might be their last. We live in fear. ”

#MarchforOurLives in San Luis Obispo is a Rally and March in solidarity with the March on Washington DC on 3/24/18. We support the victims and survivors of the Parkland massacre, as well as all victims of school and mass shootings. Especially those who no longer have a voice because their lives were taken too soon. Enough!

The purpose of this event is to create a positive and just future by ending gun violence in our schools, and mass shootings in our nation. We march to send a clear message to Congress that they must act now. There is no other way forward. What has happened over the past 19 years since Columbine cannot continue.

Please do not use this event to target any one person with disparaging or hateful words or deeds.

*****Frequently Asked Questions*****
WHY ARE WE RALLYING AND MARCHING?
To force Congress to act. Congress has the power to end mass shootings in America. We call on all participants to join on 3/24/18, and to commit to working on real solutions to mass shootings.

PRO-PEACE PRO-INCLUSION
This Rally and March follows the Kingian Principles of Non-violence. We attack ideas and change policy. We work towards a better future. We do not attack specific people. All who want to end gun violence in schools are welcome.

SIGNS
Please brings signs that promote an end to school and mass shootings in America.

MEETING TIME & PLACE
March 24 @2PM, Mitchell Park, San Luis Obispo

SPEAKERS & PERFORMERS
(Click names for bios)
Alexa Ford
Lauren Hatcher
Kloe Seher
Elena Cota
Oliver Hicks
Rozella Apel
Mason Seden-Hansen
Izzy Pedego
Keanu LyDay
Franko Jira

Courtney Basden, Event Photographer
Mikaela Bell, Event Photographer

ACCESSIBILITY
The march will have a wheel chair/mobility device accessible route of approximately 1 mile. We will have 100 chairs available in Mitchell Park for people who are not walking in the march but want to participate. Mitchell Park has accessible bathrooms. Additionally, Harvey’s Honey huts is donating 20 stalls with hand sanitizer, including 1 for people with disabilities. Katie Voice is offering pro-bono service of sign language interpretation.

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION
If you need to be dropped off you can do so on Santa Rosa street.
We encourage you to carpool, ride your bike or use Uber or Lyft.
– Bike Valet – free at Mitchell Park, on Pismo Street.
SLO High School parking lot and SLO Adult School parking lot are reserved to use during the March For Our Lives, and are a walking distance to Mitchell Park (0.6 mile/11-minute walk).
– San Luis Obispo Downtown Parking – click here
– San Luis Obispo Regional Transit (Bus) – click here
– Amtrak – click here

 

ROUTE
The March For Our Lives route is 1 mile long, starting in Mitchell Park, San Luis Obispo, and then as follows:
– Osos to Marsh
– Marsh to Nipomo
– Nipomo to Higuera
– Higuera to Osos
– Osos back to Mitchell Park

 

STREET CLOSURES
The following streets will be no-parking, tow-away zones starting at 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., or be allowed for parking as soon as possible.

  • Higuera from Osos to Nipomo
  • Marsh from Nipomo to Santa Rosa
  • Garden, Morro and Chorro between Higuera and Marsh
  • Osos from Monterey to Buchon
  • Pismo between Santa Rosa and Osos
  • Buchon between Santa Rosa and Osos

DONATE
We are grateful to many community organizations that have covered important costs, and to many individuals who have given donations. We’ve also received a $5,000 grant from EveryTown for Gun Safety to fund the march. We continue to raise funds to cover all expenses. Your donation matters to ensure students’ voices are heard when we #MarchforOurLives in SLO in 3/24/18. Please help by donating here.

MERCHANDISE
We will have a limited number of T-shirts (suggested donation $20) and water bottles (suggested donation $30) available at the march in Mitchell Park.

VOLUNTEER
We need a large number of volunteers – please sign up here.

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS: Believe in the Mission and agree to publicize and mobilize to the best of your ability (list updated often).
*Harvey’s Honey Huts – supporter and $3,600 donor by giving 100% donation of 20 stalls with hand sanitizer, including 1 for people with disabilities, and 2 hand washing stations.
*Guerilla Gardening Club – donating services (again) so that we reduce waste and dumpster costs.
*Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America San Luis Obispo Chapter
*Lucia Mar Unified Teachers Association
*Chris Ungar, School Trustee/Retired Special Educator, former California School Board Association President
*Ellen Sheffer, School Board Member
*Mark Buchman, School Board Member
*National Association of Social Workers – SLO Unit
*Greg Clayton, Candidate for SLO County Sheriff
*SLO County Progressives
*San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace
*Unity of SLO
*Village Preschool
*Montessori Children’s School
*Indivisible: Rapid Response Team SLO
*Bend the Arc San Luis Obispo
*Habitat Studio Architecture
*Green Building Pages | Green Product Pages
*RRM Design Group
*SOLVE
*Events Marketing PR Agency
*Social Justice League
*Together We Will Cambria
*Central Coast Progressive Movement
*Starfish Education Fund
*The SLO Noor Foundation
*Pink Nation Rising
*Earth Day Alliance
*Citizen’s Climate Lobby
*Coalition to Protect SLO County
*ECOSLO
*People of Faith for Justice
*United Church of Christ (Congregational) of San Luis Obispo
*Stand Strong
*R.A.C.E. MATTERS
*5 Cities Hope
*Caroline Huetter Foundation
*Heidi Harmon, Mayor of San Luis Obispo
*Best Flowers
*Avila Beach Golf Resort and Avila Beach Concerts at the Cove
*NAMI San Luis Obispo County
*American Woodland Conservancy
*San Luis Obispo High School Democrats Club
*SLO High Progressive Action Club
*Progressive Club of Paso Robles High
*Cal Poly Democrats
*Peace Through Co-Existence
*East West Natural Medicine Center
*Our Global Family Farm
*Coveyadvocates
*Mosque of Nasreen
*Cal Poly Muslim Student Association
*Islamic Society of SLO County
*Atascadero Democratic Club
*GALA
*The Social Action Committee of Congregatìon Beth David
*Yes We Can Peacebuilders of Morro Bay
*Economics of Being a Woman
* Andrea C. Wasko, MBA Business Strategist
*Quick Pickle Kit
*Enjoy the Outdoors Natural Insect Repellent
*Tricia’s Critter Care
*American Association of University Women San Luis Obispo
*Nipomo Progressives Women’s Forum
*NAACP San Luis Obispo County
*Law Office of Lisa Boutelle Lazzara
*ACLU of Southern California San Luis Obispo Chapter
*National Organization of Women San Luis Obispo
* Fremont Theater Entertainment Group LLC
*Otter Productions Inc.
*Personal Training By Jane Howard
*Restorative Partners
*Central Coast Coalition For Inclusive Schools

*Santa Lucia Chapter of the Sierra Club

MISSION
Courtesy of March for our Lives:
Not one more. We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a firing assault rifle to save the lives of students. We cannot allow one more family to wait for a call or text that never comes. Our schools are unsafe. Our children and teachers are dying. We must make it our top priority to save these lives.

March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar. In the tragic wake of the seventeen lives brutally cut short in Florida, politicians are telling us that now is not the time to talk about guns. March For Our Lives believes the time is now.

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. The collective voices of the March For Our Lives movement will be heard.

School safety is not a political issue. There cannot be two sides to doing everything in our power to ensure the lives and futures of children who are at risk of dying when they should be learning, playing, and growing. The mission and focus of March For Our Lives is to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address these gun issues. No special interest group, no political agenda is more critical than timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant in our country.

Every kid in this country now goes to school wondering if this day might be their last. We live in fear.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Change is coming. And it starts now, inspired by and led by the kids who are our hope for the future. Their young voices will be heard.

Stand with us on March 24. Refuse to allow one more needless death.

MARCH FOR OUR LIVES!

 

 

 

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