Gun Violence Awareness Day in Newtown

When:
November 10, 2019 all-day America/New York Timezone
2019-11-10T00:00:00-05:00
2019-11-11T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
Newtown Friends Meeting
219 Court St
Newtown, PA 18940
USA

2 PM – Education Forum and Call to Action

2:30 PM – Witness Walk

3 PM – Remembrance service at Memorial

3:30 PM – Opportunity for Advocacy

See the event flyer.

A Gun Violence Awareness Day in a community involves local faith communities in planning and presenting a two-hour-long afternoon event devoted to the education and energizing of the community about gun violence and its impact on all of us. A planning team will identify a date which will work best for the community and identify leadership to participate and those with a stake in the issues connected to gun violence prevention. Typically, we gather at a local congregation’s space for prayer and reflection and moments of education, we process through the streets of the community with signs and prayers and music, ending at the location of the Memorial to the Lost® which has been erected prior to the event, where we remember those victims in prayer, meditation, and commitment to ending the violence. Each Gun Violence Awareness Day is designed by the community within its context.

For more information and to begin planning a local Gun Violence Awareness Day, contact:

Brad Sheeks at: sheeksbrad@gmail.com

Or Bryan Miller at: bryanheeding@gmail.com

We are also hosting a conference call on Wednesday, October 23, at 7 PM that anyone can attend to learn more information.

Finally, please find the flyer and program from a successful (over 200 attendees) 2018 Gun Violence Awareness Day.