March For Our Lives Reboot: Parkland Students Plans for Summer 2018

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Parkland students aren’t going to cease their activism any time soon. On the contrary, they are embarking on a bus tour across the US on June 15. The bus tour called “March for Our Lives: Road to Change” will have 50 stops within 60 days. The Parkland activists are also planning a separate tour across 27 Florida’s congressional districts. The Typical Student team previously told you about March For Our Lives: This Is How Celebs Support Strict Gun Laws in US. If you're following Parkland activists, you might be interested in checking out BREAKING: Fox News Host Mocks Parkland Shooting Survivor & Apologizes and our latest USA Swept With SWATTING Hysteria: Student Activist Falls Victim.

What Is March for Our Lives: Road to Change All About?

According to RollingStone, both tours are aimed at registering as many youngsters as possible to vote and raise awareness about gun reform. At that, the activists are going to educate the communities about the candidates’ attitude to gun reform and whether they have ties to the NRA (National Rifle Association). 

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Ever since the Parkland shooting, there has been significant progress in terms of restricting the firearms possession. After the tragedy, Florida became the first to signed $400-million gun control bill into law raising the minimum age of firearm purchase from 18 to 21, banning bump stocks and imposing a 3-day waiting period on gun sales. California and Connecticut followed suit, raising the minimum age to buy long guns to 21, and signing a law banning bump stocks, respectively.  

Surprise Tony Awards Performance 

Melody Herzfeld, a drama teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who survived the Parkland shooting, accepted the excellence in theater education prize at the Tony Awards on June 10. Ms. Herzfeld who has been in charge of over 50 theatrical productions at Stoneman Douglas for the past 15 years is to receive a $10,000 prize for her theater program.

While Ms. Herzfeld was pronouncing her acceptance speech, students gave a surprise performance singing a rendition of “Seasons of Love,” from the musical “Rent.” Naturally, the song received a standing ovation from the Tonys audience. 

Before receiving an award, in May, Ms. Herzfeld confessed that she would feel “humbled and grateful” to be recognized for her work. However, her students made it even more significant by taking action “through speech, performance and passionate honesty,” so now it means a lot more. 

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