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 are homicides while 2/3 are the result of completed suicides and preventable accidents. Clearly, we mourn homicide victims, but we must also emphasize the scope of other firearm deaths. Sharing that information in constructive ways can spur preventative action.
Since February is the month of love, we hope you’ll love seeing two local actors role-play ways we can share important facts with people who don’t yet share our views. Mary Gay Rodgers and Don White, GAGV supporters and local thespians, will illustrate some effective ways to share facts in loving, non-confrontational ways. They may even ask for help from audience volunteers, so be ready!
Join us February 24 for a spirited afternoon of Learning to Love the Facts.
Here’s a great way to show love to our community: we’ve learned from our partners at AdHoc Group Against Crime that the Nob Hill neighborhood in KCMO faces a housing crisis. More than 80 families will soon be displaced from Nob Hill Apartments at 94th and Cleveland because of unhealthy living conditions ignored by the building’s owner. The Community Assistance Council is helping these families by providing nonperishable food, hygiene items, clothing, towels, bedding, pillows, etc. Please bring what you can for these struggling families to the February meeting. Thanks in advance.