When my plans to march in Washington DC were given the kibosh, I attended the March for Our Lives rally at Main Street Park in Rutland.
After listening to the student organizers’ thoughtful and empowering speeches, I was move to honor them for their willingness to stand up and do the necessary work to shape the future. So when I got back to the studio, I gave them all medals.
These students didn’t just show up. They did the hard and likely thankless tasks involved in coordinating such an impactful event. They researched and wrote speeches and songs. They motivated others.
There are two XIZOZU medals related to protests, one for marching in one, another for organizing one. These students are receiving the latter.
I decided on keychains instead of chokers since these students do in fact hold the keys to all of our futures. And after what I saw at the rally, I’m pretty comfortable knowing that.