Here's how they describe the event:
Women's March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10 am across every time zone on March 14, 2018 to protest Congress' inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods. We need action. Students and allies are organizing the national school walkout to demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship.Some IVC faculty have asked whether participation in the Walkout would put them behind the 8 ball, contract-wise. As was explained during Thursday's meeting of the IVC Academic Senate (Rep Council), union officials have advised as follows:
The contract requires only that the instructor meet with her class during the assigned time. I don't believe that it specifies where that meeting will take place, or what will be covered during the meeting….We here at DtB are thoroughly disgusted by Congress and the President's inaction, now and previously, to the gun/campus safety issue, so some of us are eager to participate in the Walkout.
On Thursday, I suggested that the senate endorse the Walkout, and I made a motion to that effect.
The motion passed.
Here's our official link: Irvine Valley College Walk Out
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