The horrifying shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was just six weeks ago. Seventeen were killed that day, most of them students. Survivors from the high school have become symbols of defiance, calling out politicians who refuse to take basic steps toward gun regulation. In just six weeks, they managed to organize what might turn out to be the biggest public march and rally since the Women’s March. They’ve become inspirational speakers.
Today, I attended the March for Our Lives in Boston. (Check out the Boston Globe’s photo at the link in the previous sentence if you really want a sense for the crowd.) There was a defiance and agenda to this rally that was incredibly powerful.
PS, in the morning, I also attended a training for the Mystic River Watershed Association’s Herring Monitor program. I’m looking forward to counting fish again this spring, all in the name of science.