Gun Safety Events

  

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

PAST EVENTS

The Armor of Light film screening & community conversation, 6:30pm, 27 March 2019 at Midtown Center, St. Petersburg College.  The Armor of Light follows an evangelical minister and the mother of Jordan Davis, a FL teenage shooting victim, who ask if is it possible to be both pro-gun and pro-life.  Following the screening, Rev. Kenny Irby and Melissa Pickering, a gun violence survivor, will reflect on their own experience with gun violence and facilitate a conversation with participants. Co-sponsored by LWVSPA Gun Safety Action Team & Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

Working Effectively with Legislators, advocacy training, 7pm, 15 January 2019 presented by gun safety team lead, Sharon Winters, at Allendale Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Rd. North.  The training was also provided for Engage St. Pete on Feb. 11th.  Key points can be found here.

“Understand the Issues – then VOTE! – Gun Safety” Oct. 16 2018 event co-sponsored by LWVSPA and Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg.  The event featured Emily Handsel & Kayla Dixon (We the Students Inc.), Jan Neuberger (Moms Demand Action Against Gun Violence), Rev. Carlos Senior (New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, St. Petersburg) and Sharon Winters (LWVSPA gun safety action team lead).

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

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!

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.

Get involved with our GUN SAFETY ACTION TEAM

Visit our calendar to find details on the next LWVSPA Gun Safety Action Team monthly meeting.
Contact GunSafety@lwvspa.org to get on the email distribution list. Monthly meetings are the 4th Monday at 7pm at Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Rd. N, St. Petersburg.  Click here to read minutes from recent meetings.