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 …

January 2020 Newsletter

JANUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE Happy New Year and Welcome to 2020: The Year of Collaboration Monday, January 27 4:00 – 5:45 pm Colonial Church in Prairie Village (lower level, east side at back) 7039 Mission Road We’ve probably all heard this phrase before: Two + Two = Five. As we begin the year 2020 and the start …

December 2019 Newsletter

DECEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE The ACE in Gun Violence: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences Monday, December 9 4:00 – 5:45 pm Colonial Church in Prairie Village (lower level, east side at back) 7039 Mission Road As we confront the seemingly daily acts of gun violence here and around the country, we struggle to understand their root causes. Poverty, …

November 2019 Newsletter

NOVEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE 6th ANNUAL COMMUNITY FORUM – AN INSPIRATIONAL SUCCESS The more than 275 people who attended the Heartland Coalition Against Gun Violence’s sixth annual Community Forum last month heard emotional first-person testimony of how gun violence irreparably changes the lives of victims, perpetrators and those who contend with its devastating aftermath. Right: US Representative Sharice …

October 2019 Newsletter

OCTOBER 2019 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE Hope and Forgiveness Twenty-five years ago in California, gun violence brought together Azim Khamisa and Ples Felix. Tony, Ples’ 14-year-old grandson, shot and killed Azim’s 20-year-old son Tariq, a college student delivering pizzas. It was a gang initiation gone horribly wrong. What came next will inspire you. Join us to hear how these …

September 2019 Newsletter

SEPTEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & GUNS: A LETHAL COMBINATION Monday, September 234:00 – 5:45 p.m.Colonial Church in Prairie Village (lower level, east side at back)7039 Mission Road For generations, domestic violence was a subject few people wanted to talk about – least of all its victims. Shame, fear of losing children, where to turn and …

August 2019 Newsletter

AUGUST 2019 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE TEEN SUICIDE SURVIVOR: “I WAS BORN TO CHANGE PEOPLE’S LIVES FOR THE BETTER.” Monday, August 264:00 – 5:45 p.m.Colonial Church in Prairie Village (lower level, east side at back)7039 Mission Road Bullied and harassed at school, physically attacked and ultimately beaten unconscious, 16-year-old Claire Tietgen of Overland Park tried three times to end …

July 2019 Newsletter

JULY 2019 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE SUPPORTING OUR LGBTQ COMMUNITY Monday, July 224:00 – 5:45 p.m.Colonial Church in Prairie Village (lower level, east side at back)7039 Mission Road Of our community’s vulnerable populations, those who identify as LGBTQ are among the most at risk. Young LGBTQ people are three times more likely than their straight peers to attempt suicide, …

June 2019 Newsletter

JUNE 2019 NEWSLETTER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE THE ROAD TO SENSIBLE GUN LAWS: STILL MILES TO GO Monday, June 244:00 – 5:45 p.m.Colonial Church in Prairie Village (lower level, east side at back)7039 Mission Road We’ve known the road to enacting common sense gun legislation in Kansas and Missouri would be a long one. This month we’ll hear from two …

May 2019 Newsletter

GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE MAY 2019 NEWSLETTER Because May is filled with holidays and graduations, we’ll skip our regular meeting and concentrate on events marking Gun Violence Awareness observances in June. Sunday, June 2 – National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Started in 2015 and observed annually on June 2, this day was created to call national attention to gun violence and express …