Our Thanks to Paula Stephens, MA, a wellness expert, and founder of Crazy Good Grief for creating this:
Sue Rothman, a founding member of Cleveland School Remembers, brings an insightful look at the long lasting after-affects of gun violence. Read the full story in the Stockton Record….
Cleveland School Remembers (CSR) supports Stockton’s poetry slam group, “With Our Words” who will be participating in the Brave New Voices national tournament in Atlanta July 15-19.
WOW is a nine-year old local program for youth, especially minority youth, that encourages them to express themselves through art and spoken word. Since 2007, past and present members of WOW’s youth poetry slam team have had a 99% high school graduation rate and a 93% college attendance rate. WOW is helping kids to consider better life choices, including getting out of the cycle of violence and guns.
WOW was a big part of Stockton’s presentation last month, which won the return of Stockton’s All-American City status. Their words are powerful, and their program empowers its youth members.
Help support WOW- donate online at withourwords.causevox.com.
This is one way we can help others make change happen!!
HBO is doing a free screening (just a small $1.00 processing fee) at the LA Film Festival of “Requiem for the Dead,” a documentary exploring gun violence and its toll on society. The screening is ahead of the documentary’s premiere on HBO on June 22nd.
Overview from HBO:
Every spring in America more than 8,000 people die from gunfire. HBO’S REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD: AMERICAN SPRING 2014 – created entirely from found footage — social media postings on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and elsewhere, news accounts, 9-1-1 calls, and material from police files — tells the stories of some of those who died in the spring of 2014. From accidental shootings, to suicides, to family disputes, to random violence, the stories are told in a present-tense manner by the people who lived them, through their own words and images. The deep sense of loss for these individuals, who come to life through these portraits, represents just a fraction of the 32,000 people who are lost to gunfire in America every year, an average of 88 deaths per day.
The screening takes place on June 17th at 5:30pm. One of our staffers, Leigh Flores, will be there. If you have questions, please contact Leigh at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Read the full article: Ted Cruz says Americans need guns in case they need to shoot the government
An estimated 9 percent of adults in the U.S. have a history of impulsive, angry behavior and have access to guns, according to a study published this month in Behavioral Sciences and the Law…Read more
“In an attempt to raise awareness about the dangers of guns, a gun control group decided to open a fake gun store in New York City to see what happened.”…….watch the video
Ideas on how to keep our Communities Safe…..
More preschool-age children (about 80 a year) are killed by guns each year than police officers are killed by guns (about 50), according to the F.B.I. and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Check this article about Smart Guns.
The Victims of Violent Crime Support Group along with the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Witness Program will be holding their annual candlelight vigil.
The event will be in honor and remembrance of loved ones in San Joaquin County lost to violent crime. The event will be located at:
Stockton – Weber Point on December 4th, 2014 at 6pm
The event will include a short march and family members are encouraged to bring an ornament to hang on the tree dedicated to those victims. We’ll have extra ornaments available for families that need one.