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. …

February 2021 Newsletter

FEBRUARY 2021 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE Black Gun Owners Unite: The National African American Gun Association Monday, February 224-5:30 pmZoom Meeting: Link will be sent Sunday, February 21 In the year’s first opportunity of listening to different voices, we’ll learn about the National African American Gun Association (NAAGA), launched six years ago this February in honor of Black History Month. …

January 2021 Newsletter

JANUARY 2021 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE From Our President, Judy Sherry With this first newsletter of 2021, I am sending each of you best wishes for a happy and healthy new year, knowing we all hope it’s better than 2020. Clearly the pandemic has taken a toll on all of us. We miss our children, our grandchildren, our friends …

December 2020 Newsletter

GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE Ending 2020 on a Hopeful Note As we close out this unsettling year which brought so much sadness, hunger and stress to so many of our fellow citizens, we hope each of you can look forward to a much better new year. Our next program (in January, no meeting this month) will be one you won’t …