Students Leaders Hold Meeting In Response To School Shootings

Friday, February 23, 2018

Student leaders are planning a meeting is response to school shootings.  The meeting will be held Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at the 901 Lindsay venue at 901 Lindsay St. 

This event is for student leaders passionate about taking action in response to the epidemic of mass shootings in schools and in the community. The purpose of the meeting is for students in the greater Chattanooga area to organize and coordinate with one another.

Two events the students will consider are National Walk-Out (March 14) and the "March for Our Lives" (March 24). Ideally, every high school in Hamilton County will be represented by a few student leaders and educators. 

Students are asked to reach out to students at other schools to increase the scope of the actions that will be planned.

Educators are also encouraged to attend and to identify a few student leaders at each school and encourage them to attend. 

Support from parents and guardians is needed and their attendance at the meeting is also encouraged. 

Registration is not required, but it is much appreciated. To sign up, join the Facebook group “Chattanooga Leading Change” and click “going” to the “Student Leaders Organize” event. 

The hosts are Clay Thomas and Laura Becker, local pastors and parents. They said they understand their role as logistical support and have been meeting with students, teachers, clergy, and activist over the last few days.  This meeting is simply to create space for the students to work together.

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