March For Our Lives at Lake Eola tonight

Orlando Sentinel - - LOCAL & STATE - Kate San­tich

Stu­dents from March For Our Lives will hold a block party tonight at the Lake Eola Am­phithe­ater — an event that’s part cel­e­bra­tion, part voter-reg­is­tra­tion drive.

Launched by stu­dents of Mar­jory Stone­man Dou­glas in Park­land — the site of a Valen­tine’s Day mass shoot­ing that left 17 peo­ple dead and an­other 17 in­jured — the March For Our Lives youth are mak­ing the Or­lando stop as part of a na­tional “Road to Change” tour to reg­is­ter new vot­ers. In Florida, the bus tour will visit all 27 con­gres­sional dis­tricts be­fore Aug. 1.

The Or­lando event, 6-10 p.m. tonight, will fea­ture U.S. Rep. Stephanie Mur­phy, D-Win­ter Park; Park­land sur­vivors De­laney Tarr and Adam Al­hanti; and for­mer Mary­land Gov. Martin O’Malley. There will be vis­ual art, mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment, com­mu­nity ven­dors and food trucks.

Note that se­cu­rity mea­sures, in­clud­ing bag checks and hand­held metal de­tec­tors, may be in ef­fect. The am­phithe­ater is at 195 N. Rosalind Ave., Or­lando. For more in­for­ma­tion, see march­forourlives.com/road-to-change/.

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