There seems to be a light of hope following the unfortunate tragedy of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14. The mass murder left 17 students and teachers dead and injured 14 others, and now the students have become a source of inspiration on their next steps in the aftermath.
The young survivors have planned two events—the National School Walkout on March 14 and the March for Our Lives on March 24—where they will use their voices to put a spotlight on this country's dangerous and racially biased gun laws. It has been long overdue for a change, and these students will ensure it will finally happen. “We’re marching because it’s not just schools. It’s movie theaters, it’s concerts, it’s nightclubs. This kind of stuff can’t just happen," Alex Wind, one of the shooting's survivors told NBC's Meet The Press. "You know, we are marching for our lives, we’re marching for the 17 lives we lost. And we’re marching for our children’s lives and our children’s children and their children.”