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 …

April 2019 Newsletter

GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE APRIL 2019 NEWSLETTER Winchester. Glock. Smith & Wesson: Names to Know Monday, April 224:00 – 5:45 pm Colonial Church in Prairie Village(lower level, east side at back)7039 Mission Road Because we advocate for gun safety, it makes sense to know more about the guns themselves. That’s why we’ve accepted the challenge from Chris Haxel, our December …

March 2019 Newsletter

GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE MARCH 2019 NEWSLETTER Warning Needed: Guns Can Be Dangerous! Monday, March 254:00 – 5:45 pm Colonial Church in Prairie Village(lower level, east side at back)7039 Mission Road We’ve all seen them: labels warning us about impending danger. Cigarette packages carry warnings about the health risks of smoking. Over-the-counter medicines warn us to follow instructions or risk …

February 2019 Newsletter

GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE FEBRUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER Gun Owners: Why Their Voices Seem Louder Monday, February 254:00 – 5:45 pmColonial Church in Prairie Village(lower level, east side at back)7039 Mission Road “Advocacy” may sound like a big word with a sizeable responsibility to match. The reality, however, is each one of us is an advocate whenever we take even a …

January 2019 Newsletter

GRANDPARENTS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE JANUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope you had a great holiday season and are now ready for a productive, educational and successful new year. Let’s get started! Gun Owners: Why Their Voices Seem Louder Monday, January 28, 20194:00 – 5:45 p.m.  Colonial Church in Prairie Village(lower level, east side at back) 7039 Mission Road Our …