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“They’re got more common sense than those adults in office.” — marcher Teri McClain. (📸 from top left: Ana Sofia Knauf, @jenennap, and @leda.c.costa)

'I'M TIRED OF US LIVING SCARED AS A COUNTRY' ✊

Our own Ana Sofia Knauf was at Saturday’s March for Our Lives with the students, teachers, parents, and citizens who want to see our gun laws change — and fast:

“I hate that I have to go to school and learn about school lockdowns, because lockdowns shouldn’t have to be normal.”

— Casey Brown, senior at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma

“If I don’t do something and act today, it can affect her future tomorrow. And her future is important to me.”

— William Dunbar, marching with his toddler, Willow, ‘Class of 2035’

“I got this toy gun yesterday. Literally, honestly, if I had this without the packaging and walking around, you know, all it would take is the cops to come up and shoot first, ask questions later.”

— Teri McClain, explaining the toy gun on her poster

“Since Parkland, I have had to teach my first graders how to lock down effectively, how to evacuate a building, and how to run away from a shooter. And that is not OK.”

— Laurie Reddy, teacher at Broadview-Thomson K-8

“It feels important to be out here ‘cause I don’t want my kids to be scared of gun violence in schools and I’m tired of us living scared as a country.”

— Ryan Lambert, parent and pastor

“Maybe next time it might be me, it might be my school, it might be my friends. Like, how am I supposed to go to school and think about — I’m not even safe in my own school.”

— Adesina Taylor, student at Henry M. Jackson High School  

Hear from more marchers in our video and check out more march stories and photos from The Seattle Times. Thanks to readers Hannah Chung, Leda Costa, Jenna, and everyone who shared their view with us by tagging #theevergrey.

22 THINGS TO DO AROUND SEATTLE THIS WEEK 📅

TODAY

🍴  Eat foods from around the world – through April 8 (All over)
🎶  Jazz it up over dinner (Georgetown)
🗣 Cheer on local entrepreneurs at InnoVentures, an Evergrey partner event (Ballard)

TOMORROW

🗣  Ask how to prevent school shootings (Capitol Hill)
💡  Hear how conviction keeps people in debt (Ravenna)
🎶  Rock out to emo music (Capitol Hill)

WEDNESDAY

🍿  See a flick about a legendary nature artist (Capitol Hill)
💡  Up your baking game (Fremont)
🍴  Learn about unusual eats with Atlas Obscura Society Seattle at The London Plane (Pioneer Square) — use the promo code “EVERGREY” for a special discount

THURSDAY

⚾  Watch our Mariners take on Cleveland on Opening Night (SoDo)
🎟  Laugh about Seattle’s social awkwardness (University District)
🍻  Pick a brew at this IPA fest (SoDo)

FRIDAY

🍴  Indulge in the Grilled Cheese Grand Prix – through Saturday (Samd Point)
🎶  Celebrate women in jazz (Capitol Hill)
🎈  Geek out on anime at SakuraCon (Downtown)

SATURDAY

🍴  Nibble away at the Georgetown Bites food fest (Georgetown)
💡  Hear from a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer (Downtown)
🎈  Take the kids to Howl’s Moving Castle (Central District)

SUNDAY

🐰  Let your kids loose on one of these local Easter egg hunts (All over
🎈  Get Easter brunch with the fam (Kid friendly, OpenTable)
🌷  Visit those world famous tulip fields (Skagit Valley)

THAT’S ALL FOR TODAY 👋

We’ll see you tomorrow. — The Evergrey


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