VIDEO: Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School students protest gun violence, asking ‘How Many More?’

Students across the country continued demonstrations today to plead for an end to gun violence, three days after the massacre in Uvalde, Texas. Among today’s protests was a walkout this morning organized by the Student Council at Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School. Participating students left their classrooms at 9 am to demonstrate outside the school at 20th and Roxbury.

They began with a prayer, followed by a student-written poem:

Walker Mae read the poem, “How Many More?” (the author wished to be anonymous), after Rianna led the prayer. Then the students stood in silence for 10 minutes.

Rianna is the Student Council president and invited us to cover the demonstration, explaining, “We are demonstrating that we are against school shootings, gun violence, and to show support to all the lives lost due to this tragedy.”

8 Replies to "VIDEO: Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School students protest gun violence, asking 'How Many More?'"

  • flimflam May 27, 2022 (7:32 pm)

    If the first 20 or so mass shootings in this country didn’t cause a change I have doubts this one will. Add to that the millions of dollars given to R politicians by the NRA….yeah, good luck. Romney received over $12 million alone.

  • HFBCS Mom May 27, 2022 (8:00 pm)

    Couldn’t be more proud of these kids! Their desire to take action is so heartwarming, they are definitely the future leaders we need!

  • Just wondering May 27, 2022 (9:06 pm)

    I am so proud of your stand!

  • JWS May 27, 2022 (11:28 pm)

    A wonderful show of protest! 

  • IPreferAnimals May 28, 2022 (3:18 am)

    My heart hurts for all these kids who are having to grow up at a time when the adults around them, especially our political leaders, are constantly failing them. When I was a young student, I had the luxury of not having to worry about someone entering my school and shooting me, my teacher and my classmates dead. I’m sick to my stomach over the prevalence of mass shootings in our country. It is a uniquely American problem and one that I’m utterly ashamed and disgusted about. I’m so proud of these kids for taking action and speaking up and demanding real change. Sadly, I don’t think the political leaders are listening or even care. But I commend these brave kids for doing something about it nonetheless.  

  • Terri May 28, 2022 (9:47 am)

    Thank you, Holy Family! For the rest of us, there will be a March for Our Lives in the Alaska Junction, 1-2 pm, Saturday, June 11, as part of the nationwide day of action against gun violence.

    Learn more and find all events:

  • Anni May 28, 2022 (11:14 am)

    Thank you students for learning how to speak truth to power.  I am sad and ashamed about the level of gun violence in our country.  Please keep your voices loud and clear. Peace.

  • A.D. May 28, 2022 (2:22 pm)

    I’m proud of our HFBCS students!

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