“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,” reads the description for Louisville’s “March for Our Lives.”
On Saturday, March 24, Americans will gather in Washington, D.C. and other cities around the country to join this student-led movement. Here in Louisville, Highland Baptist will join Indivisible KY, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, and other allies to march for greater awareness and change to our gun laws. The students proclaim, “We cannot wait for someone else to stop the epidemic of mass shootings.” As people of faith, we value life and the intrinsic goodness in each of us as a child of this Divine. This opportunity invites us to embody this truth in a peaceful, collective, and public manner.
The Parents for Progress Bible Study, Anti-Racism Team, Mission and Justice Ministry Group, the Youth and Families Ministry Group, and ministry staff invite you to put on your Highland Baptist t-shirt as we join our neighbors for this important event.
Highland gives thanks for the various parts of social justice work, knowing that not all are called to this form of public witness. And yet, if you have never marched or participated in a public event like this before now, we encourage you to join us. Those who planned the march welcome kids, teachers, and each of us who long for safety in our schools and places of worship.
We will gather at 11:30 a.m. in the Youth Commons to make signs and banners on the morning of the march. Come with some poster board and cash for a lunch order from Jimmy Johns. Markers will be provided. At 1:00 p.m., we will migrate to the starting spot. We welcome others to meet us there—look for the Highland t-shirts.
The march begins at 574 West Jefferson Street at 1:30 p.m. (b/w 5th and 6th Streets). The route moves through downtown and culminates with a rally at Metro Hall. You can follow the activity on social media.