Sat, Oct 01

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Grand Haven

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.

Silenced by Gun Violence - Die-In Protest

Time & Location

Oct 01, 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 is 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. There will be 124 “tombstones” on the lawn – representing the average number of people who die from gun violence per day in the United States. That’s right! The CDC reports that in 2020, 45,222 people died due to gun violence in the U.S. That’s an average of 123.89 people per day who lost their life from gun violence in 2020 (and therefore the reason for our 124 tombstones).

All are welcome to participate. To find out more or get involved, contact Ministry Team Leader Nancy Collins at 13collinsn7@gmail.com.

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