A Tuscaloosa group is encouraging students and activists alike to participate in National School Walkout this Friday. 

"T-Town Walkout" is meeting at Snow Hinton Park at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 as part of National School Walkout Day. Students across the nation will walk out of the classroom as a means of protesting gun violence in American schools. The event is taking place on the anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999.

Here's more from one of the official National Walkout Day sites:

We need action. Students and allies are organizing the national school walkout to demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship.

Students and staff have the right to teach and learn in an environment free from the worry of being gunned down in their classrooms or on their way home from school.

Parents have the right to send their kids to school in the mornings and see them home alive at the end of the day.

We are not safe at school. We are not safe in our cities and towns. Congress must take meaningful action to keep us safe and pass federal gun reform legislation that address the public health crisis of gun violence. We want Congress to pay attention and take note: many of us will vote this November and many others will join in 2020.

Keep up with T-Town Walkout by following their Instagram account HERE. Students who participate are encouraged to wear orange. The event will have activities and games for those who join them at Snow Hinton Park.