Gun Safety Events



Visit our calendar to find details on the next LWVSPA Gun Safety Action Team monthly meeting.

Friday evenings through Aug. 10th – join us in neighborhood canvassing with the local Not My Son initiative which seeks to promote positive achievement and anti-crime awareness among African-American youth in south side neighborhoods.  For more information and meet up location (which changes weekly), click here.  It’s a powerful experience and a great way for us to build relationships in the south side community… just show up, you’ll be briefed, matched up with a police officer & other volunteers and head out to canvas for an hour.  (photo right: courtesy of Rev. Kenny Irby)


View our Nov. 13 2017 community conversation with St. Petersburg Police Chief Tony Holloway on how we can, as a community, effectively prevent gun violence and improve public safety.

View our Feb. 13 2018 event, “Preventing Gun Violence: A Community Conversation,” at Allendale United Methodist Church.  We had the support of 11 community partners and participation by over 100 community members. Panelists included City Council Chair Lisa Wheeler-Bowman; Amanda Thalji-Raitano, PhD, licensed psychologist; pediatrician Dr. David Berman; and facilitator Ryan Mitchell.  We discussed how we can take individual and collective action locally.  Stay tuned!

Read about our involvement in the Feb. 17, 2018 rally, days after the Parkland High School shooting.

Get involved with our GUN SAFETY ACTION TEAM.

Contact Sharon Winters to get on the email distribution list. Monthly meetings are the 4th Monday of every month at 7pm at Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Rd. N, St. Petersburg.