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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Roosevelt Island FDR Four Freedoms Park Illuminated In Pillars Of Light Showing Freedom From Fear And Support Of March For Our Lives Movement Against Gun Violence

The Roosevelt Island FDR Four Freedoms Park was illuminated in light Friday and Saturday evening

in support of the March For Our Lives

movement against gun violence.
According to a FDR 4 Freedoms Park Spokesperson:
Earlier this week, Skylight Studios approached us to rent the Park and use it as a platform to deliver a message in solidarity with tomorrow’s “March for their Lives.” Titled “Freedom from Fear”, the installation, which is curated by fashion designer Prabal Gurung and designed by lighting artist Bentley Meeker with support from the Rolling Stone magazine, aims to highlight the dissonance between our perceived freedom and the threats to that freedom via gun violence.
Prabal Guring tweets:
Skylight Studios adds:

Watch this powerful speech from High School Student Emma Gonzales at the Washington DC March For Our Lives Rally
and crowds at rallies from other cities:
Also, from the NY Times:

And another view from Fox News:

UPDATE 6:25 PM - Roosevelt Island resident Janet Falk reports:
Indivisible Roosevelt Island had a contingent of five residents who traveled together by subway

to the March for Our Lives. We saw people of diverse ages and backgrounds on the way, and many children. Everyone was in high spirits, admiring the signs others carried.

We were fortunate to be near the loudspeakers at Central Park West and 74th Street and so heard the speeches. It was especially moving to hear the grandmother of one of the Parkland student victims, as well as a survivor from the Las Vegas massacre, the school librarian from Newtown and the mother of a Parkland student who hid in a classroom, among others. We marched with the crowd, shouted “Shame on you” outside the Trump building near Columbus Circle and to the Trump supporters nearby. We left the march at 57 Street and 6th Avenue and rode the subway back.