Yesterday was the MARCH FOR OUR LIVES in Washington, D.C., where hundreds of thousands gathered in support of the students’ demands to end gun violence. 800 other locations across the country held rallies, while support also came from round the globe in cities such as London, Paris, Hamburg, Geneva, Amsterdam, Bogota, and Sydney.
I am truly humbled by the energy and commitment of these young people. They are definitely ready to mold the future they want to live in. It is their future, and they ARE the future. So it will happen.
One of the many things that inspires me about this protest is the hand-lettered posters. Different from tweets and texts that are short digital messages, posters made-by-hand express passionate opinions with the personal touch of handwritten lettering. They are colorful or simply black and white. They are never dull. I view them as artwork!
This is an era when letters and petitions may never get noticed. However, a well-worded, creative poster might grab media attention, “go viral” and actually “shape opinions.”
Look at this sea of posters from Fort Worth, Texas.
To view more posters and photos from the march go to https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/03/24/us/photos-march-for-lives.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=g-slide%20g-sli