Never Give Up
Today marks the start of Women's History Month. We want to begin by honoring Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, whose legacy as a journalist, environmental activist, women’s suffrage advocate, and self-described “tough old woman” has today become a model of persistence and courage for the student activists and survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida.
Douglas, who spent her life fighting for the conservation of the Florida Everglades, and by extension, the planet, passed away in 1998 at the age of 108. She didn't believe in age.
We watch in awe as the students of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High fight to move our country from thoughts and prayers to policy and real change. Articulating many of our own emotions, frustrations and hopes about a situation for which we frequently have no words, they are demonstrating that wisdom is not always determined by age.
Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, you’ve taught them well.