Gun violence awareness rally among First Friday events

Gun violence awareness rally among First Friday events

Students from several local school districts plan to hold a “speak out” event coinciding with the First Friday Art Walk. On June 1, Students Demand Action — NEPA, which formed in the last several weeks out of the national March for Our Lives initiative, invites anyone 18 or younger to participate in the event, which begins at 5 p.m. at Spruce Street and North Washington Avenue in downtown Scranton. “Kids are going to speak out against gun violence. It’s going to be an open forum,” said organizer and activist Gemma Rosato of Scranton, noting participants can recite poems, sing, tell a story or more. “They’re going to be allowed to say whatever they want.” The event takes place on National Gun Violence Awareness Day and during its related Wear Orange Weekend, and those attending the gathering are encouraged to don the color as part of the national initiative against gun violence. The group also will register voters and offer information about state and national gun laws. Students from Dunmore, Riverside and Scranton school districts as well as Scranton Preparatory School participate in the Students Demand Action group, which usually meets weekly at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. The meeting schedule changes, but those interested in joining can find more information about its activities on its Facebook , Twitter and Instagram pages. First Friday events Alt 92.1 First Friday Live Concert Series: Stay Loud, radio theater, fifth floor, the Scranton Times building, 149 Penn Ave. “The Art […]

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