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 …

May 2020 Newsletter

MAY 2020 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE Persevering in a Pandemic As we continue sheltering at home and missing GAGV monthly meetings, we’re eager to use this newsletter to stay connected with you, our important supporters. Clearly, we’ve all been affected by the pandemic and its interruption of daily life. Hopefully, none of us has suffered the loss of a …

April 2020 Newsletter

APRIL 2020 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE A Different Kind of Spring We at GAGV are grateful for the opportunity to use this month’s newsletter to connect with our community of volunteers and supporters. As we observe the stay at home orders from both sides of the state line, many of us may feel isolated from family and friends. We’ve …

March 2020 Newsletter

MARCH 2020 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE Behind the Badge: Struggles Our Police Partners Face Monday, March 30NOTE: This is a week later than our usual 4th Monday meeting (moved due to spring break) 4:00 – 5:45 pm Colonial Church in Prairie Village (lower level, east side at back) 7039 Mission Road Every day police officers face uncertain danger as …

February 2020 Newsletter

FEBRUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE Heart-to-Heart Conversations: LOVING THE FACTS Monday, February 24 4:00 – 5:45 pm Colonial Church in Prairie Village (lower level, east side at back) 7039 Mission Road Facts matter, and in this election year, knowing the facts about gun violence is even more critical. Here’s one that usually surprises people: 1/3 of firearm deaths …