Thousands descended on Theis Park outside the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art during the March for Our Lives, Saturday, March 24.
Students from all over the metro area, along with parents, siblings and teachers, including several speakers from North Kansas City Schools' Winnetonka High School, raised their voices against gun violence.
Interpretive dance, a gun violence survivor, music and an array of speeches crossed the stage. Signs of all kinds floated above the sea of people and others with photos of gun violence victims and their names lined the sidewalks.
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March for Our Lives was held on Saturday, March 24, outside the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.
During the March for Our Lives event in Kansas City, students were instructed to find an adult and explain to them what going to school is like today. They were told to address how he or she experiences school, and adults were directed to compare their experiences.
Dancers from the University of Kansas City demonstrat a physical interpretation of gun violence in schools.
Winnetonka High School student Danielle Dodd speaks about her experience in a lockdown that her school implemented less than a month ago.
"Our students say it's simple," was a statement used by Joshua Travino many times during his speech to those gathered in Theis Park outside the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art for the March for Our Lives Saturday, March 24. He asserted that the issue isn't as complicated as individuals claim, that the solution to gun violence in schools is as simple as stricter gun acquisition requirements.
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One of several attendees at the March for Our Lives in Kansas City sports a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shirt in support of the victims of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting.
Shown here is a sign spelling out the names of schools in the United States that have witnessed gun violence in recent years.
Lining the sidewalks leading to the crowd were posters of victims from shootings all over the country. Here pictured is Meadow Pollack, a student victim from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, earlier this year.
People stopped to write messages on the sidewalks with chalk.
The Kansas City Police Department helps keep the peace during the March for Our Lives event Saturday, March 24.