October 2021 Newsletter

OCTOBER 2021 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE 8th Annual Community Forum Webinar Gun Violence: Strategies to Curb This Public Health Epidemic Monday, October 119:00 am to 12:30 pm One week and counting! Our annual Community Forum and topic couldn’t be more timely or important. Each year 40,000 Americans die in this ongoing public health epidemic. As we learn about these …

September 2021 Newsletter

SEPTEMBER 2021 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE Gun Violence: Like a Deadly Virus GAGV Monthly MeetingMonday, September 27Zoom Meeting (link to be sent Sunday, September 26) As planning for this program began earlier in the year, COVID-19 seemed under control. People were getting vaccinated, hospitalizations were down, deaths were fewer. Could there be helpful lessons to be learned in understanding …

August 2021 Newsletter

AUGUST 2021 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE A Personal Message from Judy Sherry, GAGV President This past week we’ve seen disturbing news here and across the country about the increases in two public health epidemics: COVID 19 and gun violence. The ongoing bad news about gun violence has sharpened the focus on its toll of lives lost, survivors forever changed …

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 …