Slice of Life #24 Winding Down after #MarchForOurLives

 

I marched.

I chanted.

I spoke.

Tweets I could have posted about today:

Suffering and concern can bring people together. What we do once we are sharing the space depends on us. Listening is always a good option.

Watching student speakers at #MarchForOurLives rallies across the country gives me more than hope. They give me confidence. #WeWillWin

I cannot say that I like public speaking. I do appreciate the opportunity to contribute my perspective, however.

More than 800 affiliate rallies in cities around the world in solidarity with #MarchForOurLives in DC. #Vienna was one of them.

Huge gratitude to my sister-girl network of stateside teachers who supported me in adding student voices to my speech. #TwitterWorks

Odd that I was selected to be the flag bearer during our short march through the center of Vienna. Critical me carrying the Stars and Stripes. #StrangerThanFiction

Wow I’m pooped.

I marched.

I chanted.

I spoke.

 

The speech I gave can be found here.

 

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10 thoughts on “Slice of Life #24 Winding Down after #MarchForOurLives

  1. I want to add an item to your list: You made a difference. You are making a difference. Your speech is excellent. I have a friend who used to teach at MSD and who still teaches in Broward County. I’m sharing your speech w/ her. I know she’ll value your words.

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    1. “Side by side” – exactly! I was so proud and pleased to be in a lineup of speakers that included 2 high school students from my school and several others participated in the march. We have a lot to be proud of.

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  2. That’s great! I’m no longer living in the US and thought I might find a march here today. Alas, I did not. I also didn’t organize one though, so I can’t complain. Maybe next year. Or maybe we won’t need one next year?

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    1. It would be nice not to need to march again, but I’m afraid this is just the beginning of our protest practice. I am heartened to know that we are so many and we know where to find each other.

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  3. I was at a march today, too. It is so fun to hear about different people’s experiences. I love your opening and closing lines. Thanks, too, for sharing your speech. I enjoyed reading it.

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