Friday, March 16, 2018

Sweet Solidarity

I wanted to share this story from Scary Mommy dot com.  It's beautiful

Thousands of high school students all over the country protested senseless gun violence by walking out of their classrooms. Each school had their own While several high school-age students from the John Jay Educational Campus stood in the streets, peacefully demonstrating their stance on gun control, a group of elementary students staged their own protest directly across the street.way of taking part in #NationalWalkoutDay, and schools in the Brooklyn area were no different.   

“When the high school and middle school kids saw the little’s walking by in protest they erupted in cheers and solidarity,” Elliot writes on Facebook. “Listen to the kids! #neveragain #listentothekids #studentsdemandaction.”

The cheers that quickly erupt from the high school students clearly made the day of those “littles.” And also my day. And anyone else’s day who watches that beautiful, supportive video — it’s pretty much impossible to watch this video and not immediately have a profoundly emotional response.

Ted Pauly is with Karlyn Ferrari-Parker and Columbia McCaleb.
on Wednesday
Here's the littles' perspective, walking by John Jay this morning. Our 5th graders passing a local High/Middle School campus. Thanks to fellow parent Karlyn Ferrari-Parker for capturing this amazing moment on video!In the video — shared by Facebook user Michael Elliot — you can actually see the moment the teenagers realize what’s going on. The pride they feel for the kids at neighboring school PS 321 is palpable.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

In Memorium

There are 7,000 pairs of shoes in front of the Capitol today - one for every child killed by guns since Sandy Hook.

Sunday, March 11, 2018