Dwyane Wade donates $200k to 'March for Our Lives'

Tuesday, 13 Mar, 2018

On Saturday, Manuel Oliver, the father of 17-year-old Joaquin Oliver who died in the shooting, painted a mural in honor of his son.

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union may not be able to join students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and other schools for their "March For Our Lives" walk next week in Washington, D.C., but the celebrity couple is making sure others will have that chance.

The "Parkland 17" exhibit runs until 5 p.m. Sunday at an art space at 2775 N.W. Third Ave.in Miami's Wynwood section.

Oliver was killed in the shooting that claimed 17 lives.

"The Fact that Parkland was the safest city in Florida, it shows that it truly can happen anywhere", said Stoneman Douglas student Jaclyn Corin. It can happen in your town. Gun violence statistics are also featured throughout the exhibit.

"Last night I cried nearly as hard as I had when this first happened", Emma Gonzalez said. "The primary part of the empty desks really demonstrate how many people really were lost because all those desks are empty now".

"They are well-prepared and well-aware of what they need to do and what they want to do and the change they want to see", Wade said about his trip to school last week on the first full day of classes since the massacre.

Adding a call to action element to the exhibit, there is a "Ring Your Rep" phone booth where people can voice their concerns and thoughts on gun control.

Union was understandably perturbed, writing back, "When they let you know what they think of you".