National School Walkout and Rally, Sacramento 

Location: 555 Capitol Mall, Sacramento CA, 95814
Date: March 14th
Time of Rally: 10am



Women's March Sacramento Youth Program and Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10am across every time zone on March 14, 2018 to protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods.

Women’s March Sacramento announces #ENOUGH Rally Wednesday day March 14th in front of the Sacramento California NRA office at 555 Capitol Mall from 10am - 11am and a National School Walk Out for school safety and common-sense gun reform.  Organizers expect several hundred rally goers and tens of thousands to participate, regionally in the National School Walk Out.


National School Walkout Rally Speaker Lineup


Winter Minisee
Youth Organizer of the #Enough National School Walkout

Winter BreeAnne Minisee is a senior at Encore High school for the Performing Arts, where she has excelled both academically and socially. In addition to her schooling, Winter has started her own organization, Black Is Lit. B.I.L. is devoted to creating space for marginalized youth.


Dr. Mariama Smith Gray
Assistant Professor at California State University, East Bay

Dr. Mariama Smith Gray is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at California State University, East Bay and teaches in the Educational Leadership for Social Justice Administrative Services Credential and Ed.D. programs.  She received a B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Language, Literacy and Culture from UC Davis. A veteran Spanish and Social Studies teacher, chair of the English Language Development Department (ELD), ELD Program Facilitator, and a former school administrator, Dr. Gray has helped lead and develop award-winning secondary schools and programs in ELD, Special Education and Mathematics in Northern California. Her research interests include culturally and linguistically responsive school teaching and leadership, disproportionate student discipline, and the preparation of California educators.


Jennifer Siebel Newsom
CEO & Founder of the Representation Project, 2nd Lady of California

Jennifer Siebel Newsom is a filmmaker, CEO, advocate, and thought leader. After graduating with honors from Stanford University and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, she wrote, directed, and produced the 2011 award-winning documentary Miss Representation. She has also served as a Global Advisory Board member of the Dove Self Esteem Project, a co-chair of We Day California, and a commissioner on the Girl Scouts’ Healthy Media Commission, and currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Imagine Kids Bus Project as well as the Common Sense Media Gender Initiative. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, and their four young children.


Dr. Garen J. Wintemute M.D., M.P.H. 
Director of Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis

Dr. Wintemute is the founding director of the Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) and holds the Baker–Teret Chair in Violence Prevention at the University of California, Davis. He also directs the new University of California Firearm Violence Research Center. He was among the first to study firearm violence as a public health problem, and firearm violence remains the primary focus of his research and policy work. He practices and teaches emergency medicine at UC Davis Medical Center and is a professor of emergency medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine. His current research focuses on violence risk factors and interventions to prevent violence, particularly among firearm owners. Trained initially as a biologist at Yale University, Dr. Wintemute attended medical school and residency at UC Davis and studied epidemiology and injury prevention at The Johns Hopkins University.


Rebecca Gonzales
Co-Chair of the Brady Campaign

Rebecca Gonzales is the volunteer co-chair of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. She is also the Director of Government Relations and Political Affairs for the National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter. She previously worked for the state Assembly as Chief of staff for Assemblymember Antonio Villaraigosa. She also worked on the staff of former Assemblymember Tom Hannigan and Former Speaker Willie Brown. She received her BA from Stanford University.


Kevin McCarty
California State Assembly, 7th Assembly District

Kevin McCarty was elected to the California State Assembly in 2014 to represent the 7th Assembly District, which includes the Cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento and parts of unincorporated Sacramento County. McCarty is the Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, which oversees the largest component of California’s multi-billion dollar budget. As Chair, McCarty made historic investments in public education – from Pre-K to K-12 schools to higher education.


Mike Gipson
California State Assembly, 64th Assembly District

Born in Watts, Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson was elected in November 2014 to represent California’s 64th Assembly District that includes the communities of Carson, Compton, Gardena, Harbor Gateway, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, South Los Angeles, Torrance, Watts/Willowbrook and Wilmington.


On March 14th 2018, Women’s March Sacramento, in partnership with Women’s March Oakland, is hosting a youth activism day for high school students at the CA State Capitol. We believe that one of the single most powerful actions we can take is to prepare young people with the skills and framework to take initiative around causes that matter to them. This event will teach students the legislative process on how to lobby legislators and will engage youth in the civic engagement process by teaching them to give voice to issues that are important to them in their communities.


Training: 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. at Sutter Square Galleria 2901 K St. Sacramento, CA 95816
Lunch: 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Legislative appointments: 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 

This is a free event. Lunch and a T-shirt will be provided for each attendee. You must be a highschool student to attend the training.