‘Provocative’ fashion show to call attention to gun violence
BOSTON (AP) — The parents of one of the 17 people slain at the Parkland, Florida school shooting will join gun-control advocates and a city councilor at an event in Boston designed to call attention to gun violence.
Organizers say the event will be held at City Hall Plaza on Monday. They’re calling it a “Back to School Fashion Show” and say models will walk on a catwalk sporting “provocative wear” such as helmets and bulletproof vests.
Among those attending are Manuel and Patricia Oliver, whose son Joaquin was killed in the February shooting in Parkland. Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, who’s challenging U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, is also expected to attend.
The Olivers also joined advocates who were marching across Massachusetts this week in support of stricter gun laws.