Quaker contingent at the 2018 Pride Parade and Street Fest
“As I am reviewing my photos of our Quaker contingent at the 2018 Pride Parade, I am astonished again at the sheer exuberance of the lovely creative bunch of wacky folks we have here in St. Petersburg! Just when I am about to fall into terminal seriousness, I get re-inspired by the playful, abandoned joy of people just partying. Even the screaming (cheering?) at the end reminded me to “celebrate anyway!” ~Lynn Carol Henderson
St. Petersburg Students March to Honor Columbine
By Lynn Carol Henderson
On April 20, 2018 six Quakers carrying our Quakers Unite Against Gun Violence Signs joined about 200 students and adult supporters for the National Student Walkout to demonstrate against gun violence and commemorate the victims of the Columbine High School Massacre on April 20, 1999.
From the school campus we then chanted and marched for 2 miles to City Hall for a rally on the steps where Mayor Kriseman and Representative Charlie Christ welcomed us and then turned the podium over to the students. There were original music performances and speeches with many of the students carrying Lynn Carol’s colorful hand painted signs.
After the cheering and the pizza supplied by the St. Petersburg Women’s March, the students continued the event with a march around the corner to the Supervisor of Elections Office to register to vote. We went away filled with gratitude and admiration for these smart and determined young people.
We are holding them in the Light!