With 837 events worldwide scheduled for this Saturday, including 8 events between Beaumont, TX and New Orleans alone, it’s safe to say that the March For Our Lives movement has picked up a lot of steam.

March For Our Lives is a student-led movement to address the issues of school shootings and gun control, both of which remain controversial topics with passionate voices on either side. According to its website:

“On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our school. March with us in Washington DC or march in your own community. On March 24, the collective voices of the March For Our Lives movement will be heard.”

Whether you support the movement or disagree with its objectives, students across the country have clearly been motivated to actively engage in our political system at a time when political apathy is all too common.

March For Our Lives / Google Maps

Detractors say students are too young to understand the complex issues involved in enacting new levels of gun control, while supporters believe students actually have a unique understanding of the situation.

The events in SETX and SWLA will be held at the following locations this Saturday, March 24. Click each location for more information or to RSVP. Organizers are also encouraging use of the #iwillmarch hashtag on social media, if you're planning on attending one of the events.

A full list of events worldwide can be found here.

  • Beaumont, TX
    Saturday, March 24, 3:00pm
    801 Main Street
    Beaumont, TX 77710
  • Lake Charles, LA
    Saturday, March 24, 6:00pm
    Lock Park
    Ryan St. at Seventh St
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Church Point, LA
    Saturday, March 24, 11:00am
    Church Point City Hall
    102 Church Blvd
    Church Point, LA 70525
  • Lafayette, LA
    Saturday, March 24, 70503
    Girard Park
    500 Girard Park Drive
    Lafayette, LA 70503