Marching for Gun Reform Laws


Lottie Gidal

SASS organizers Shoshie Hemley ’21, Phoebe Chapnick-Sorokin ’19, and Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos ’20 begin the march downtown.

Alison Kenaston, Photo Editor

Students Against School Shootings is hosting its second annual March for Gun Reform. The march will be happening on March 30 at 12:00 pm. People planning to march will meet at College Green Park and march to the Pedestrian Mall.

Speakers will include Mazahir Salih, a local councilwoman, and Holly Sanger, the leader of Iowa City’s chapter of Moms Demand Action. The speakers will address the group when they arrive at the Pedestrian Mall and College Green before the march.

Students Against School Shootings has been holding events around Iowa City since the weeks following the Parkland shooting last year. The group consists of students in the Iowa City Community School District who have been fighting for gun reform laws.

Recently, Students Against School Shootings have held a letter writing session open to students to voice their concerns to the representatives in Iowa about gun control. This event was held in the commons of City High.

This second annual march is not part of the national movement. This is a specific event held by Students Against School Shootings.