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Baltimore School Combines Art and Activism to Address Gun Violence

“Students across the country are preparing for another walkout to protest gun violence, but the day of this particular walkout also has significance.

The national walkout will be on Friday, April 20, which is the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting. The goal is to commemorate Columbine and call to end gun violence in schools.

The Baltimore School for the Arts will be holding a play performed by one of their students.

‘They play is a comedy until it’s not and so there’s this really amazing shift,’ actress Ui-Seng Francois said. ‘The first time I read it, I was taken aback.’

The senior theater student will perform the one-woman-show Natural Shocks. It’s based on Hamlet’s “To be or not to be” and is about a girl who is waiting out a tornado. While she is waiting, she tells stories and secrets that they say will put the reality of guns in America in your very lap.”

Watch the full story on WMAR.

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