A group of students at Hume Fogg is fed up with Nashville’s poor track record in pedestrian safety. A student group, Stop! Take Notice, formed to do something about it after the December 2013 death of their classmate in a crosswalk outside their school.
For a few years now, students have been fiercely advocating for better pedestrian safety around the city, including the passage of the Elena Zamaro Memorial Act which (slightly) stiffened the penalties for seriously injuring or killing a pedestrian in a crosswalk. The student group has also installed eye-catching art around downtown to try to raise awareness among drivers about pedestrian safety.
And just a few weeks ago, the student group released an excellent video featuring a spoken word poem by former classmate Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay and videography by recent graduates Arif Bashar, Jonathan Warkenitin, and some of their classmates. It’s well worth a few minutes of your time: