Sat, Oct 01|
Silenced by Gun Violence - Die-In Protest
The GVP team is hosting a Die-In protest on Saturday, October 1, from 1pm-3pm on the SJE lawn at the corner of Washington Avenue and Sixth Street. We are planning the Die-In as performance art to raise awareness of gun violence and to advocate for gun-safety legislation to be passed in our state.
Time & Location
Oct 01, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Grand Haven, 524 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417, USA
About the event
Consistent with the resolutions of The Episcopal Church and our diocese, SJE’s Gun Violence Prevention Team (GVP) advocates for the adoption of common sense gun-safety legislation. St. John's GVP team and March for Our Lives-Grand Haven are hosting a "Silenced by Gun Violence" Die-In protest on Saturday, October 1, from 1pm-3pm on SJE's lawn at the corner of Washington Avenue and Sixth Street. We are planning the Die-In as performance art to raise awareness of gun violence and to advocate for gun-safety legislation to be passed in the State of Michigan.
The 124 “tombstones” on the lawn – represent the average number of people who died from gun violence per day in the United States in 2020.
The tombstones also represent friends, family members, neighbors who were silenced by gun violence. The information recorded on each tombstone is an actual firearm fatality that occurred in Michigan since January 1, 2022. The information is from the National Gun Violence Memorial at https://gunmemorial.org/MI.
SJE’s Gun Violence Prevention (GVP) team believes common sense gun-safety laws are one tool to save lives and reduce injuries due to gun violence. Are you ready to take action? See our website https://www.sjegh.com/endgunviolence for ways you can advocate for the adoption of gun-safety laws.
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St. John's next gun violence prevention event isn't really an event. It is:
REQUIEM MASS FOR THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING:
on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at 6:00pm at St. John's Episcopal Church in Grand Haven (in-person and live streamed)
Join SJE in prayer and worship when we conduct a special Requiem Mass on the 10th anniversary of the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. On December 14, 2012, twenty-six people were killed by a shooter in Newtown, Connecticut; twenty of the dead were children between six and seven years old and six victims were adult staff members. The Sandy Hook incident is the deadliest elementary school shooting in U.S. history. We will pray for the repose of these and all victims of gun violence.