Treasure Valley Students Join Nations Schools In National Protest Walkout
Today will go down in the history when students joined hands with teachers and made a national statement, "We want to be heard."
Students are rallying across the country to make a statement regarding gun violence. Is this political or have kids finally decided to speak? Idaho's teens will be joining in so this isn't just a Washington thing.
I took a call from a Kuna teen that asked if I felt they were making this political. My answer? It doesn't matter. Do you. This is your moment. These kids are speaking and feeling emotions. It's imperative that we allow them to speak (without breaking the law) and have a voice. The worst thing we could do right now is let our values impede their voice.
Today you will see politics, protests, passion, anger, and so many emotions jam-packed in one 24 hour period. The world is changing and these students will be the future of that change. This Kuna girl thanked me for listening to her because she didn't feel like anyone else was. Don't make that mistake.
History will judge us all and I have a feeling 2017-18 is going to be a LONG CHAPTER!! Let's applaud our students today for standing up for what they believe it EVEN if it's not similar to ours.
What kind of community would we be for taking this right from our students when every television in America will be focused on everyone else. Let them have their moment and don't be the bully. If you see someone trashing a kid online - stand up for them. Don't take shots at the 16-year-old no matter what you believe.
Local schools like Sage are busing kids to the Capitol and other schools are sitting back to support students.
103.5 Kissfm, Boise's #1 Hit Music Station will go silent on-air for 17 minutes at 10:00 a.m. for the 17 teachers and students who lost their lives that fateful Parkland day.
Let me leave you with this video that I came across years ago. I love the honesty and the artful way this video touches your mind. Makes you think.