Marian University to host March For Our Lives rally

March 7, 2018

Marian University will host a March For Our Lives peaceful rally on campus Saturday, March 24, beginning at 3pm. The rally will include an informational briefing before the walk. Materials will be provided to make signs. Participants should gather in the quad area near the Hornung Student Center. Parking is available in the lot on the corner of National Avenue and 2nd Street.

In the wake of the horrific killings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, survivors of the tragedy invite the country to join their campaign, March For Our Lives, to end violence in schools, regardless of the motives, weapons of choice, or inspirations of those who harm others.  Participants are advocating for a multi-faceted solution to school and community violence, including stronger gun regulations, improved response to mental health issues, family building, responsible parenting, and target-hardening in our schools.

America’s leaders work for YOU!  Demonstrate and communicate your support for a nonviolent future, by joining thousands of students and concerned citizens exercising the First Amendment right to assemble and speak, as we “march on Washington” to compel action by our nation’s lawmakers.

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. A group of Marian University students, faculty, and staff will travel to Washington, DC to simultaneously march with those of us on campus.

The Marian on-campus event is made possible through the support of a Civil Liberties grant. Marian University is a member of the Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovation (CSII), a grant-funded program. CSII’s mission is to provide leadership in Wisconsin, the region, and beyond on issues pertaining to civil liberty and related institutions and innovations through scholarly inquiry, educational activities, and community outreach.