Monday, June 25, 2018, 4:00 – 5:45 p.m.
Colonial Church in Prairie Village (lower level, east side at back)
7039 Mission Road
It’s a question up for seemingly endless debate: how to keep kids safe from school shooters.
Rather than discuss limiting manufacture of assault weapons, tightening access to guns and requiring safe storage of weapons, some parents and legislators suggest arming teachers in their classrooms
will protect students from school shooters. Will adding more guns at school and putting them in the hands of people trained as educators, not sharpshooters, make schools safer for our children and grandchildren?
Join us Monday June 25 to hear a wide range of perspectives. Our panel will consist of Brian
Watson, principal of Tomahawk Elementary School in the Shawnee Mission School District; Nancy Sims-West, Ed.D., French and journalism teacher at Indian Woods Middle School, also in Shawnee Mission; Scott Macek, who teaches math, social
studies and science at Coronado Middle School in Kansas City, Kansas, as well as Brett Parker, an English teacher in the Olathe School District who’s also a Kansas State Representative from Overland Park.
Since January, some 23 shootings have occurred in American public schools including the tragedies at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in February (17 dead) and at Santa Fe
High School in suburban Houston, Texas in May (10 dead). Even though it’s now summer vacation, a new school year begins in August.
And then what?
HELP WANTED! 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.
RESEARCH: First assignment is to gather data on gun ownership and gun violence in other countries for July 23
GAGV program ‘A Tale of Two Countries’.
ADVOCACY: Plan and execute advocacy activities at GAGV’s monthly meetings, e.g. those in attendance writing postcards
to elected officials concerning proposed legislation.
Ready to start earning those psychic wages? Email
Judy Sherry, GAGV president.