Tuesday, December 4, 2018

San Antonio Joins Nationwide Vigils to End Gun Violence

Please join us and many national and local partners at this important remembrance of those who've lost their lives because of gun violence. 

7 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 13
Chapel of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209

The vigil will honor those who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook School shooting - 20 children between six and seven years old, as well as six adult staff members. It is also held in remembrance of the 600,000 American victims and survivors of gun violence since December 2012.

We will give voice to all victims and survivors and together help #EndGunViolence in America.

Dr. Lillian Liao, an associate professor in Trauma and Emergency Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center, who treated victims of the deadliest shooting in Texas history at Sutherland Springs Baptist Church, will be the keynote speaker at the vigil. She says shootings have become an epidemic, “a public health hazard.” We need to unite and seek solutions in gun safety efforts. Representatives of various civic, educational, and faith-based groups - along with MOMS Demand Action - will share remarks.

Join SA MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA; UIW Social Justice Leadership students; the UIW Ettling Center; Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word Justice, Peace, Creation Committee; Women’s Global Connection; local high school students; and other concerned civic, educational, and faith groups.

The San Antonio Vigil to #EndGunViolence will be part of a nationwide tribute in partnership with the Newtown Foundation, Newtown Action Alliance, American Gun Safety Association, Amnesty International, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Center for American Progress, The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Community of Sant'Egidio, Community Justice Reform Coalition, Docs Demand Action, Everytown Survivor Network, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence, Junior Newtown Action Alliance, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, #NoRA, On Earth Peace, Organizing for Action, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, St Mark’s Episcopal Church, Survivors Empowered, Survivors Lead and Women's March.

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