Gun Violence

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Benefit Concert

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 7:30pm

5th Annual Concert Benefiting:

American Friends Service Committee PA's Quilting Bee Love

Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards


An evening of music featuring:

Smoestack Lightnin' and Friends

Burlap Road

Saro and Willie



$15 donation ($6 students/unemployed)

Bake sale and refreshments

No more silence

Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 11:00am

Ding Darling Shelter House, 2100 Saylor Road, Des Moines

No More Silence: A Call for Remembrance and Resolve

Jayven goes to Washington

By Jayven Moose, AFSC St. Louis program participant

My July 2013 trip to Washington D.C. with AFSC was a learning experience where we learned about human rights and what kind of productive life I could have. What a week.

Students address gun violence in D.C.

What motivates young people to take action on their beliefs? Human rights learning, and the DC Human Rights project in particular, might be an important piece of the puzzle.

On March 28, 2013—a National Day to Demand Action on Gun Violence—Andy Bloom and Diana Chicas, 17-year-old students from Wilson High School in Washington, D.C., came to City Hall to speak with Councilwoman Mary Cheh about gun violence.

Forum on Ending Gun Violence

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Be part of the solution

Featuring our local, state and federal leaders; community members; esperts on gun violence

Learn, Contribute, Get involved

Weaving the Circle, Protecting Our Children

Friday, December 28, 2012 - 5:30pm


An open letter to everyone affected by the Sandy Hook School shooting

To the families, teachers, and administrators of Sandy Hook Elementary School and the community of Newtown, Conn.:

There are no sufficient words to express our condolences, our grief and our compassion for your loss, yet we wanted to write to you to assure you that you are all in our thoughts, hearts and in our prayers.

gun violence mural

gun violence mural in NYC

Image is a portion of 100’ community mural – Crown Heights, NYC, 200

The Long Shadow of Gun Violence

So often our nation’s youth reach for their dreams, only to have those dreams ended by gunviolence. The death of Christina Green, a nine-year old girl, casts a long shadow over our nation and underscores a culture of violence. 

We stand with everyone holding in the Light the victims who lost their lives, those who remain wounded, and their families who will suffer so greatly as a result of the shooting in Tucson. 

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