• Parkland, Pittsburgh students to take a stand against violence together

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    PITTSBURGH - Students from Taylor Allderdice High School were among hundreds of others to take a stand against violence this week.

    They were joined Friday by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed last year during a mass shooting.

    Students from the high school packed into the library at Taylor Allderdice, where they heard speeches from several students who survived the mass shooting.  

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    This is part of an event called "Parkland to Pittsburgh: Three Days of Healing, Resilience and Community Building" being held by the The Center For Loving Kindness and Civic Engagement of the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh.


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    Students said the big message was to was be the voices for positive change.  

    “We want to spread the message of hope and unity and overcoming tragedy because it's so hard to do that alone," Parkland student Lizza Eaton said. "So that's why we wanted to come together with our community and the Tree of Life community and really share what we experienced as our two communities and come together. “

    After the speeches, students took part in a quiz with questions about their local leaders and gun laws.  

    After the event, Parkland students traveled to the Tree of Life Synagogue to pay their respects.  


     

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