December 14, 2018 will mark 6 years since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT where 20 children and 6 educators were killed.
Together with the Newtown Foundation, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Everytown for Gun Safety and many other organizations, we invite you to join us for an hour of reflection, remembrance. Together, we will honor ALL victims and survivors of gun violence, shine a light on the epidemic of devastating gun violence in our nation and call for common sense measures to reduce gun deaths and injuries.
YWCA believes that all women and girls deserve to live free from the threat of gun violence. To this end, we support systemic and structural policy changes that focus attention and resources on the places, spaces, and contexts in which women and girls—particularly women and girls of color—experience significant threats from gun violence: in their homes, as victims and survivors of intimate partner violence; in mass shootings, which are most often perpetrated by those with a history of domestic violence; and at school, where students of color both face the threat of school shootings and bear the brunt of harsh school surveillance and security measures.