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 …

November 2020 Newsletter

NOVEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE Back by Popular Demand: Fostering Good Mental Health for Students Monday, November 23, 20204:00 pm – 5:00 pmZoom Monthly Meeting (link in calendar of events below) The compelling message in an earlier GAGV program from suicide survivor Jennifer Levinson, Community Outreach Coordinator for the SPEAK UP Foundation, has prompted her return this month …

October 2020 Newsletter

OCTOBER 2020 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE 7th Annual Community Forum Now Just Days Away! Going Beyond Thoughts and Prayers Monday, October 12, 20209:00 am – 12:30 pmZoom Webinar  The recent deaths from gunfire in Kansas City of an infant riding in a car, a 4-year-old boy sleeping in his bed and a 19-year-old woman celebrating a holiday stand as …

September 2020 Newsletter

SEPTEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE Zooming Into the Next Opportunity! Monday, September 14, 20204:00-5:00 pm Via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5564109298?pwd=UkpsM3JkdnpkaTVFeVdua0VVVWQ0Zz09Meeting ID: 556 410 9298Passcode: 8675309 Now that we’ve mastered Zooming for our monthly meetings, we’re ready to meet the next challenge: maximizing social media. The power of social media can help us promote our events (particularly the October 12 Community Forum) …

August 2020 Newsletter

AUGUST 2020 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE September is Suicide Awareness Month: A Survivor’s Story Monday, August 24, 20204:00-5:00 pm Via Zoom (link will be emailed prior to the meeting) Once shrouded in secrecy, suicide has become more openly discussed not only by mental health professionals but by parents and teachers, bosses and colleagues. Guns are often the weapon of …

July 2020 Newsletter

JULY 2020 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE Let’s Get Serious About the Upcoming Elections! For what seems a very long time, we’ve been gearing up for the 2020 election knowing it’s one of the most important of our lifetimes. With just four months remaining, it’s vital to be informed and active. Those qualities already describe our members and supporters. In …

June 2020 Newsletter

JUNE 2020 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE We Miss Seeing You! Like many of you, we miss being together and look forward to the time we can resume our programs in person. While waiting for that day, we hope to “see” many of you at our June 22 virtual meeting on Zoom. Our GAGV work has continued while we’ve all …