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Called to Action by Aliza Abusch-Magder

Called to Action by Aliza Abusch-Magder

Called to Action by Aliza Abusch-Magder

Called to Action by Aliza Abusch-Magder

Artist’s Statement: After the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, in February of 2018, high schoolers across the country were called to action, banding together to organize a nationwide memorial school walkout. For my school community, the shootings hit especially close to home. A freshman and close friend of mine lost her best friend to the shooting. Many other students were in contact with their friends as they hid, crammed into closets, hoping the texts they were sending would not be their last words.
Aliza Abusch-Magder
Aliza is a senior at The Weber School in Atlanta, Georgia, where she lives. She is committed to Judaism and spirituality at large. Her passions include prayer, writing, and weightlifting. She is a TED talk addict, with an expansive sticker collection and a love of people watching. Aliza has been a member of the jGirls Magazine editorial board since 2016-2017 and is the Visual Arts & Music Department Head.