When the Senator walked into the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Town Hall last night, he was greeted coldly, and when he started speaking, he was jeered and booed.
Every year, the state legislature of Florida gathers in Tallahassee for 60 days to deliberate bills, hold hearings and pass legislation. This small time window doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for just anyone to come up and talk to the legislators during the session, but I was able to advocate for a day.
Three days ago, I woke up at 6:37 a.m. to get to school on time; I had to be out of the house by 6:45. In a frenzied scramble, I threw my school bag together and dismissed my mother’s usual “drive safe, I love you” with only a quick wave, assuming that she knew I loved her too, assuming I could always tell her I love her later when I get home.
Seventeen people were killed yesterday after a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The attack marks the 18th school shooting in the U.S. within the first 45 days of 2018, and the third deadliest in this country’s modern history.
With the intention of promoting a peaceful world with mutual respect for all cultures, the #StrongInHijab campaign welcomes women of all ethnicities to spread awareness of the unjust discrimination against Muslim women in public places.