Exploring Intersections: Eliminating Gun Violence

05/27/2022 2:25 pm

While our prayers are with the Uvalde community, we know we need prayers and action.

Gun violence has become a global human rights and public health issue that threatens the basic right to life. Gun violence disproportionately impacts communities of color, women and other marginalized groups in society. Armed violence and climate change are two of the root causes forcing millions of migrants and refugees to flee their homes and communities.

What are some reasonable measures that can be taken that would have immediate security implications? How do we address the underlying contributors to gun violence? How do we create a culture of gun safety?

Panelists: Sister Donna Liette, CPPS, Leslie Washington, Kim Westerman
Host: Charish Badzinski

 
ACTION ITEMS
  1. Visit Everytown for Gun Safety’s simple online form.
RESOURCES

Be Smart
https://besmartforkids.org/
Learn how adults can take action to prevent child gun deaths and injuries.

Community Justice for Youth Institute
http://cjyi.org
The mission of the Community Justice for Youth Institute is to build community capacity to resolve youth violence and conflict, help survivors of violence heal, and support families impacted by violent crime through restorative justice training, technical assistance, and advocacy.

EveryTown
https://everytown.org
Find research, reports and calls to action on a wide array of issues related to gun violence.

Giffords Law Center Annual Gun Law Scorecard
https://giffords.org/lawcenter
See how your state stacks up to others in regards to gun safety laws.

Moms Demand Action
https://momsdemandaction.org
Moms Demand Action is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. We pass stronger gun laws and work to close the loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families. We also work in our own communities and with business leaders to encourage a culture of responsible gun ownership. We know that gun violence is preventable, and we’re committed to doing what it takes to keep families safe.

National Organization for Victim Assistance
https://www.trynova.org/help-for-crime-victims/
Find resources for victims and survivors of crime and crisis.

Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation
https://pbmr.org
Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation works to build relationships among youth and families impacted by violence and/or conflict; create safe spaces where people can experience radical hospitality, hope, and healing; and promote a restorative justice approach to conflict and build a sense of community.


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