Reflecting on The March for Justice

Posted on: April 11th, 2012 by Admin

Hundreds gathered along the march route, chanted along with students and voiced support for their actions. Cars and trucks honked their horns in support and employees in office buildings along the route popped their heads out of windows to shout words of support or filed out of their buildings to make their voices heard.
Photos and videos from the event capture the students’ passion and leadership. Social media posts sustained the message. Student efforts drew attention from national, local and international press. Evening and morning news following the event showed DCPS at its best!
“It was so much better than I thought it would be – it’s just so moving to see so many youth involved in this effort,” said Kristin Ellis, the School Without Walls student who organized the march and assisted in a letter-writing campaign to urge the State’s Attorney in the Florida jurisdiction that oversees criminal proceedings in Sanford, Fla., to take action on behalf of the Martin Family.
Ellis was moved to tears when told how many on social media channels had supported her efforts and those of her classmates (206 likes and 32 Shares on Facebook in 4 hours). Her voice and her passion resounded, and for her and her peers, that was extremely powerful.

Jill Nyhus
Senior Director of Technology
Office of Communications
Office of the Chancellor
District of Columbia Public Schools

Photos Copyright © 2012 DCPS.

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