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“Enough is Enough” student fundraiser to be held at Edison on April 20

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Due in part to the prominence of social media driven protest as highlighted in issue five, since the mass shooting and murdering of 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018, student led movements for gun control and reform have been heavily prominent. Such activism has consistently worked positively over the past months, engaging to both raise awareness and assist in healing the community, not letting the movement ever waver.

In association with Edison theatre, seniors Cara Bradley and Lauren Miller have organized “Enough is Enough: A Night of Student Performance” to be held in the Edison High School auditorium on April 20, 2018 at 7 p.m.

“Following the shooting, our Cappies team received an email about raising funds for a gift to our fellow Cappies in Florida. We wanted to do a cabaret of sorts to contribute but the more people that got involved, the more we wanted to be more direct [than a gift]. When we found Shine MSD, it seemed the most fitting,” Bradley said.

The event will have no entrance fee, but there will be raffles and donation buckets scattered throughout the performance space; 100 percent of proceeds will be donated to Shine MSD, the organization founded by Marjory Stoneman Douglas students dedicated to healing, and all are encouraged to give what they can.

“We chose Shine MSD over other organizations because it was founded by theatre kids in the wake of the Parkland shooting to heal both the families of the victims and the community through the arts,” Edison organizer junior Maggie Landis said. “As students of the arts, we feel that it’s important to support our fellow thespians in their time of need”

“Enough is Enough” will feature a myriad of student performers of multiple talents working to highlight issues and ease along healing from a myriad of FCPS schools, all hosted by Hayfield’s Bradley and senior Christian Pineda. Additionally, stations will be set up for students to register to vote.

If interested in attending, all are encouraged to sign up using www.tinyurl.com/y94z6fd2.

“People are quick to let politics prevent them from joining together, but the night is about community just as much as it is about recognition and awareness; all are welcome,” Bradley said.

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