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Shell Shocked: Responding to Gun Violence in Our Community

Film, Discussion, and Havdalah

September 17, 2016, Temple Micah

5:00-7:45 pm, with refreshment break

What do we really know about the impact of gun violence in urban areas, and particularly on communities of color? Join us for a screening of the one-hour documentary "Shell Shocked", which explores patterns of gun violence in New Orleans – patterns shared by cities like DC – and highlights solutions. Our post-film discussion will explore community approaches and Jewish responses.


     Cynthia DeShola Dawkins, founder of Timothy Dawkins-El Project, co-founder, Coalition of Concerned Mothers (COCM), and organizer with Code Pink and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense Survivors' Network

     David J. Horowitz, co-founder, Project End Gun Violence, and long-time advocate for public health approaches to gun violence prevention


     Margriet (Meg) van Achterberg, M.D., Temple Micah member, gun-sense advocate, and psychiatrist with a focus on children, teens and young adults.

Our program closes with a brief ritual to separate from Shabbat, with prayers for peace as we move back into the world of everyday life and work.

For details call 202-342-9175 or email [email protected]

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