June 28, 2021 Meeting Minutes

President Judy Sherry called the meeting to order at 4:09 pm at Roe Park.  This was the first in-person meeting since February 27, 2019, with 39 people in attendance. Judy gave a reminder that the Heartland Coalition Forum will be virtual on Monday, October 11.  Sponsor letters are being mailed this week.  If you would like to help preparing thank …

July 2021 Newsletter

JULY 2021 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE How Religion Views Guns GAGV Monthly MeetingMonday, July 264:00 – 5:30 pmWe’re back at Colonial Church! And with new seating for safe spacing!7039 Mission Road, Prairie Village Politics isn’t the only dynamic that affects how people view gun ownership. Religion does, too. Join us to hear Margaret Kelley, Ph.D., an associate professor of …

June 2021 Newsletter

JUNE 2021 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE Meet Us in the Political Park Monday, June 284:00 – 5:30 pmRoe Park, 104th & Roe After more than year, it’s time to get together again! Meet Us in the Political Park to hear lawmakers from both sides of the state line recap the most recent legislative sessions. They’ll also share what specific …

May 24, 2021 Zoom Meeting Recording and Notes

Grandparents Against Gun Violence Virtual Meeting May 24, 2021 President Judy Sherry called the meeting to order at 4:05 pm. Chair Barb McNeile reported Lock It For Love has returned to its original model of distributing gun clocks at community events.  People who have participated in LIFL will receive a Signup Genius listing for upcoming opportunities to volunteer.  Volunteers are …

May 2021 Newsletter

MAY 2021 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE Behind the Badge: Struggles Our Police Partners Face Monday, May 244:00 – 5:30 pmZoom Meeting: Link will be sent Sunday. May 23 Here and around the country, law enforcement faces increasing scrutiny in how its officers do their jobs, and understandably so. Most will agree the job is a difficult one. Every day police …

April 26, 2021 Zoom Meeting Recording and Notes

Grandparents Against Gun Violence Virtual Meeting April 26, 2021 President Judy Sherry called the meeting to order at 4:02 pm via Zoom.  In attendance:  61 LIFL Chair Barb McNeile announced in-person events are being scheduled (masks, social distancing).   A captain is needed for the 1:30 – 4:00 pm shift at the KC Wellness Event sponsored by ACTS Ministry at Sycamore …

April 2021 Newsletter

APRIL 2021 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE A personal note from GAGV Founder and President Judy Sherry The horrific shootings in Boulder and Atlanta call upon us to share our thoughts, our sympathy and above all our fervent hope for change. These two tragic events meant 18 people didn’t make it home to their families, leaving holes in their hearts …

March 22, 2021 Zoom Meeting Recording and Notes

Grandparents Against Gun Violence Virtual Meeting March 22, 2021 President Judy Sherry convened the meeting at 4:00 pm via Zoom. Updates: Lock It For Love: Carol Gee continued the Say Their Names project by reading the names of gun violence victims in the metropolitan area in February. The names are also posed on Instagram, Facebook, and in the monthly GAGV …

March 2021 Newsletter

MARCH 2021 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE Urban and Rural Communities: Their Attitudes About Firearms Differ Monday, March 224-5:30 pmZoom Meeting: Link will be sent Sunday, March 21 This month we’ll hear from Kansas City Star reporters working on the Missouri Gun Violence Project, a statewide effort examining gun violence and its causes, consequences and solutions to this public health crisis. …