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Upcoming Gun Violence Prevention Community Forums

On Tuesday, April 30th, St. John’s hosted a very successful community forum on gun violence – the first in an interfaith series. Rob Wilcox

On Tuesday, April 30th, nearly 70 people came to St. John’s for a forum on The Growing Threat of Gun Violence, the first in a series of three interfaith forums on gun violence prevention. Attendants came from St. John’s, Temple Sinai, Bethesda United Methodist Church, the DC area Interfaith Gun Violence Prevention network, law enforcement, and the neighborhood to hear Rob Wilcox from Everytown for Gun Safety outline the scope of U.S. gun violence and policies to reduce it. Rob Wilcox gave an amazingly informative, sobering, and persuasive presentation. You can click here to see Everytown for Gun Safety’s report.

Please join us for the next two forums to learn more about the problem of the gun violence epidemic and how you can be a part of the solution!

Finding Common Ground: What Gun Owners Can Teach Us
Time: Tuesday, May 7 from 7:00-9:00 pm
Place: Bethesda United Methodist Church (8300 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814)
About: Please join us for an open, honest conversation about the gun violence epidemic in America and how to best address it. Special guest David Chipman, Sr. Policy Advisor, Giffords, and retired Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Agent.
Register here!

Reducing Urban Gun Violence: What Works & How You Can Help
Time: Tuesday, May 15 from 7:00-9:00 pm
Place: Temple Sinai (3100 Military Rd NW, Washington, DC 20015)
About: An expert panel of public officials, police officers, and GVP activists will examine the relative effectiveness of a range of recent public health as well as law enforcement interventions in Baltimore, DC, NYC and other American cities, e.g., gun “violence interruption” programs, “cease fires,” “safe streets,” “cure violence,” rapid response and post-shooting, anti-reprisal hospital visit initiatives, “hot spot” plain clothes police enforcement efforts, gun “buy back” programs, as well as police-family member partnerships with wives, moms and dads to search for and seize illegal guns, workplace and economic development programs, more community policing, federalizing repeat gun offender cases, etc.
Register here!