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Wake Forest | Community Conversation on Gun Violence

May 15 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

First Steps Forward: A Community Conversation on Gun Violence – Balancing Perspectives and Responsible Solutions

Please join us for an evening of listening, questioning and education concerning gun violence and gun safety.

Please RSVP Here

Tue, May 15, 2018; 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Wake Forest Presbyterian Church

12605 Capital Blvd., Wake Forest, NC 27587

We as a society are hurting; we hurt for our children, we hurt for those without a voice, we hurt for a world that is broken and unable to communicate effectively. It is for this reason a coalition of community churches and organizations is coming together to host a summit on gun safety, balancing perspectives and responsible solutions as we hear from community voices including a teacher, a student, a gun violence victim and a gun rights advocate.

This is intended to be a FIRST STEP in building community conversations that will extend beyond a single night…conversations that are difficult but must happen, in community. This is not a political rally, an anti-gun rally, or an opportunity to bring anger and hatred against one another. This IS an opportunity to hear from our community, and learn information regarding North Carolina law; where we’ve come from, where we are, and where we are looking to go.

The evening will be a chance to gather together and be witness to stories and engage in a Question & Answer session with a panel of state and community leaders to learn more about the possibilities ahead.

Panelists include:

Senator Floyd McKissick, Jr.

House Minority Leader Darren Jackson

Wake Co. Board of Commissioners Chair Jessica Holmes

NC Council of Churches Exec. Director Jennifer Copeland

Event Moderator: Rick Glazier, Executive Director, NC Justice Center

We extend this invitation to all elected officials in North Carolina as well as any community members who wish to attend.

Our goal is to begin to equip those who are feeling called to discuss gun violence but are unsure how to get started. This is an opportunity for our community to be proactive in building awareness together.

Please RSVP by May 13th. We hope to see you there!

Coordinated by:

Wake Forest Presbyterian Church

St. John’s Episcopal Church

Wake Forest Methodist Church

Moms Demand Action NC

StrongerNC

Details

Date:
May 15
Time:
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-community-conversation-on-gun-violence-tickets-45555177763

Organizers

StrongerNC
Wake Forest Presbyterian Church
Moms Demand Action NC
St. John’s Episcopal Church

Venue

Wake Forest Presbyterian Church
12605 Capital Blvd.
Wake Forest, NC 27587
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