Pearl Jam Dedicates ‘Can’t Deny Me’ to Survivors of the School Shooting in Parkland, Florida and Students Participating in the National School Walkout
On the eve of the National School Walkout, Pearl Jam chose to dedicate their debut song to survivors of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and students participating in the walkout the following day. Rolling Stone reports :
Performing at MoviStar Arena on Tuesday, Eddie Vedder addressed the crowd in Spanish. “This is dedicated to the incredible students in Florida, and the United States, who survived a terrible tragedy. We will all be protesting tomorrow throughout the United States,” Vedder said before honoring one of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s most vocal students. “We support you all, and Emma Gonzalez, we love you. We’d like to play this for them, and us.”
On Wednesday, students across America exited their respective schools at 10 a.m. local time for 17 minutes to show solidarity with the 17 victims of the Stoneman Douglas shooting as well as protest the government’s inaction to curb gun violence and prevent future school shootings.
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The Fierberg National Law Group and School Violence Law applaud Pearl Jam for supporting survivors of school shootings and students participating in the National School Walkout. Our lawyers negotiated the historic settlements for the wrongful deaths and injured survivors of the Virginia Tech Massacre, which valued in excess of $11 Million. The settlements established a foundation in their honor that continues to advocate for safe schools and gun control, which we continue to represent.