The Young Catholics - a series of portraits

 

Ian Edwards, Eastside Catholic
Ian Edwards, Eastside Catholic

Theresa Edwards, Holy Names Academy
Theresa Edwards, Holy Names Academy

Zeena Rivera, Holy Names Academy
Zeena Rivera, Holy Names Academy

Ian Edwards, Eastside Catholic
Ian Edwards, Eastside Catholic

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Five young Catholics behind the "Keep Mr. Z" movement. In December 2013, Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish, WA. fired a popular vice principal for his same-sex marriage. Students shot back, organizing sit-ins, rallies and protests. Fueled by social media, the student-led movement gathered steam at other Catholic and public schools in the Seattle area and quickly garnered international attention.  

 

 

The students are profiled in a broadcast story that originally aired Jan. 16, 2014 on KPLU-FM.