COMMUNITY FORUM UPDATE
OCTOBER 8, 2018
Violence: Changing the Conversation
Our planning committee has been busy working on details involved in making this our best Community Forum ever! With Candace Lightner, founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, as our keynote speaker
and the exciting new Westport PlexPod venue, we anticipate the largest attendance to date.
We are now seeking support for the event, and letters have been sent to our members, supporters from previous years and previous Forum attendees inviting them to become sponsors. Registration for
individual attendees is set to open in late August or early September.
We also can report that we’ve chosen Shayla Sullivant, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Children’s Mercy, as the Individual Advocate of the Year. And we’ve added a new award category: Organization
Advocate of the Year, which this year will be presented to the Community Interaction Officers of the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department.
Both Dr. Sullivant and the KCPD CIO’s have helped immeasurably with our Lock It For Love project and we are very grateful.
No pay, but lots of psychic wages!
With a growing public profile and a database of more than 1,400 supporters, GAGV sees more opportunities to galvanize the community in curbing gun violence. There’s much to do and we need much more
help – from you.
We’ll outline our needs in each newsletter hoping those of you with skills matching our needs will volunteer and help keep GAGV’s momentum going. We promise few meetings, mostly hands-on work.
WEBSITE: Help keep the GAGV website current; work with professionals who manage the site.
ADVOCACY: Plan and execute advocacy activities at GAGV’s monthly meetings, e.g. those in attendance writing postcards
to elected officials concerning proposed legislation.
COMMUNITY FORUM: Assist with preparing packets for attendees.
Ready to start earning those psychic wages? Email
Judy Sherry, GAGV president.