As the student organizers of the Oak Park and River Forest High School walkout on March 14, we want to thank the organizations and community members who supported our efforts. You helped make the walkout a success. In particular, thank you to Celine Woznica (Oak Park Moms Demand Action), Kelly O’Keefe (Oak Park Progressive Women), and John Gruber (Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence) for their advice and community outreach. Thank you to M.G. Bertulfo and the Oak Park arts community for donating a spectacular number of art supplies used for poster making workshops. Finally, thank you to those who donated to the Enough! OPRFHS GoFundMe campaign and to the community members who participated in the adult honor guard during the walkout.
Now that the March 14 walkout is over, we are working to sustain student activism so lawmakers continue to hear our voice. We are grateful to have so much of the community behind us as we press forward against gun violence.
Enough! OPRFHS leaders