Newseum > March For Our Lives
On Saturday, March 24, student activists from across the nation will gather in Washington, D.C., for the “March for Our Lives” rally, an anti-gun-violence protest planned by the survivors of last month’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla. The event, which is forecast to bring as many as 500,000 people to D.C., will take place along Pennsylvania Avenue, the home of the Newseum.
As the museum that celebrates and seeks to increase public understanding of our First Amendment freedoms, the Newseum has compiled the following resources for “March for Our Lives” participants as they exercise their freedoms in our nation’s capital, as well as for student groups and other visitors to D.C. on this historic weekend.
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On Friday, March 23, please join us for a panel discussion with the student journalists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The students will speak with Margaret Brennan, moderator of CBS News’s “Face the Nation,” about their experiences witnessing and reporting on the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting that killed 17 of their fellow students and teachers.
The program is free with paid admission to the Newseum, and because all Newseum tickets are valid for two consecutive days attendees can visit for free on Saturday during the “March for Our Lives.”
Also on March 23, Jordan Klepper, host of Comedy Central’s “The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper,” appears at the Newseum to discuss his daily late-night series. Before becoming host of “The Opposition,” his 2017 one-hour special “Jordan Klepper Solves Guns” premiered on Comedy Central and focused on the alarming legal obstacles and enlightening personal testimony surrounding the issue of gun violence in America.