“Say the names of those that have been lost out loud and truly honor those names with action. We’ve been sitting on the sidelines for far too long. It’s time to act and make change, so we don’t have to say more names.”
Salli Garrigan was 16 years old at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. What she and her fellow classmates experienced over 20 years ago has left permanent aftershocks that have wreaked havoc on her community. After standing on the sidelines for almost 20 years, she was finally inspired to speak out after becoming a mother herself and after seeing the younger generation fight in a way she wished she had back in 1999. Now with a renewed sense of purpose, she is no longer afraid to tell her story and to fight to make a change in the world.
“It’s not about me. It’s not about my children. It’s about all our children, and their safety and their future.”