It's Time for An Intersectional Summit to End Gun Violence

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After the elections on Tuesday, now more than ever we must come together. All those working to end gun violence in and against their communities will be affected by the incoming administration. The policies and reforms we have worked for to keep our communities safe could be undone. Now, more than ever, we have to be stronger together. We are building connections to empower and inspire each other to overcome the challenges we face today with a framework of collective liberation.

That's why we are holding a gun violence prevention and intersectionality summit on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at American University in Washington, DC: Strength in Synergy: An Intersectional Summit to End Gun Violence.

The event is a one-day summit with workshops, panels, dialogue, and co-working sessions. It will conclude with a concert of local artists performing spoken word, poetry, music, singing and dancing. We will offer opportunities to discuss the intersections of gun violence prevention with the Movement for Black Lives, LGBTQIA+ rights, countering Islamophobia, immigrant rights, Native lives, domestic violence prevention, police reform, poverty alleviation, gender and reproductive justice, and more.

Registration is live! Register or donate here!

We are very excited about this summit and can't wait to see you there! Please let us know if you would like to volunteer the day of by contacting Martha (martha@codepink.org). If you are an artist or know an artist who would like to be involved please contact Firas Nasr (werkforpeace@gmail.com). 

In solidarity,
Alice, Alli, Alfonzo, Amber, Aniqa, Chelsea, Craig, Cynthia, Firas, Gloria, Julie, Leila, Liam, Martha, Max, Pranav, Sarah, Stephania

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  • commented 2016-11-13 19:33:52 -0500
    Support passing mandatory criminal control!

    Step one.

    If charged with having/using a firearm unlawfully….

    No reduced bail, Subject to an automatic dangerousness hearing, No plea bargains, No reduced sentences, No early release from prison, and minimum state sentencing laws for assaults and/or robberies committed with a firearm.

    No need for step two.

    If you believe jails are over crowded and think most criminals should receive community service, go for it. But, when a criminal gets to the point of carrying a gun, a different and more serious ball game and mandated rules needed.