Boston is two different cities. Rich is not a synonym for peaceful, and poor do es not mean violent 
 - Evelyn Reyes speaking at the Mass. State House


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for Evelyn's powerful full transcript
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Snow didn't stop thou sands of young people from marching to the State House to demand action around gun violence.   Young people from all across Massachusetts gathered to advocate a gainst the national narrative that 
promotes  increased school policing, harsh  punishment, a nd metal detectors.

To an overflowing crowd in Gardner Auditorium, Evelyn Reyes, BSAC/YOB member gave a riveting speech and received  a standing ovation as she stated how c ommunities of color have been impacted by gun violence for 
generations and there has been little action taken.  She said that now is the time for comm unities to unite  to fight against gun violence and support young people's voices. 

Thank you to all of the legislators who came to listen to all of the powerful speakers. 

"If we continue to fight this battle separated, 
we will never win...
the lack of gun control is killing our young people."
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Shout out to our friends B-Peace and St. Stephens youth programs who were part of a anti-gun violence action with 250 students and supporters in Springfield, MA at Smith and Wesson headquarters. 

At the rally they  demand ed that Smith and Wesson be accountable for making the guns used in the Parkland, Aurora and San Bernardino shootings.   Read more about it in the Huffington Post.
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