Sunday: Addressing Gun Violence in Philadelphia — A Conversation & Exploration

Investigators examine the victim of a fatal shooting in Northeast Philadelphia last week. Photograph by Joseph Kaczmarek for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project.

Investigators examine the victim of a fatal shooting in Northeast Philadelphia last week. Photograph by Joseph Kaczmarek for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project.

Heeding God’s Call, a faith-based movement to prevent gun violence, has announced a community event to discuss gun violence this Sunday, February 3rd at 1 p.m.

Meet at the Calvary Center for Community & Culture, at 801 S. 48th Street, at the intersection with Baltimore Ave. <map>

From Heeding God’s Call:

In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, gun violence and gun control reform have been receiving much needed national attention. At the same time, gun violence in Philadelphia remains an epidemic. According to guncrisis.org, more than 100 people were shot in Philly during the month of December alone. While we can and should advocate for changes on the national level, we also need to learn more about what is going on in our own city and find out how we can become advocates for change.

On February 3, we will learn from and engage with several community leaders on violence prevention and intervention, including: Erica D. Atwood, Specialist, External Affairs & Community Engagement for the Mayor’s office, and Daniel B. O’Brien, Assistant Managing Director, Philly Rising.

Childcare will be available from 1:00pm-2:30pm, please sign up for child care by emailing info@kol-tzedek.org.

Hosted by Kol Tzedek Synagogue, West Philadelphia Mennonite Fellowship & Calvary United Methodist Church

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