FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Martha Durkee-Neuman, 509-774-9094, [email protected]
Firas Nasr, 703-201-0458, [email protected]
Strength in Synergy Summit to be held December 10 at American University, DC
WASHINGTON, DC – On Saturday, December 10 from 9:30am - 7:30pm, a gun violence prevention summit organized by millennials will host workshops, panel discussions, breakout grassroots organizing sessions, and conclude with a concert featuring local DC artists such as: WERK for Peace, Joe Duffey, Rae Monae, and Terry Gibson. Workshops will be led by Amber Goodwin (Community Justice Reform Coalition), April Goggans (Black Lives Matter), Rachel Graber (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence), Miriam Pembleton (Institute for Policy Studies), Nefta Freeman (Pan-African Community Action), and other significant members of gun violence prevention actions. To find more information about workshops and presenters click here.
“My host sister was murdered in Portland, OR in 2008 by a man who bought a gun from a gun show with no background check; she was one of the many victims that would be alive today if we had a comprehensive, inclusive response to gun violence. I recognize that gun violence intersects with the many oppressions that people face. With Trump’s violent and hateful rhetoric being quickly normalized, now is the time to bring our communities together.” - Martha Durkee-Neuman, 20, CODEPINK.
Co-sponsoring/co-organizing organizations include: the Brady Campaign, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Black Lives Matter DC, the Institute for Policy Studies, the Pride Fund to End Gun Violence, CODEPINK, WERK For Peace, Gays Against Guns, the Coalition of Concerned Mothers, the Timothy Dawkins-El Project, the DC Anti-Violence Project, Keep Guns Off Campuses, and MomsRising.