On March 14, 2018, at 10:00 am, students of Liberty’s Kitchen led a walk-out in memoriam and protest of the lives lost in the Parkland, Florida school shooting. The main objective was to observe 17 minutes of silence to commemorate the 17 people who were killed in the mass shooting.
Our students were joined by other young people in the community, along with LK staff and partners. The walk-out was held in the ReFresh Lobby in between Liberty’s Kitchen’s Broad Street location and Whole Foods.
During the 17 minute silence, attendees were able to reflect on how gun violence has affected their lives and communities, and share these sentiments on posters throughout the lobby. There were also messages that expressed LK’s overall stance:
“Gun violence tragically interrupts the lives and livelihoods of youth, families, and communities in New Orleans, and across the United States. We are asking you – our community – to join us in “saying” #NeverAgain and #Enough.”