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Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in News | 0 comments

From Tragedy to Change

Join Governor Ed Rendell and Victims of Gun Violence as We Remember Sandy Hook on December 7th at Villanova University

Do you remember your own feelings of shock, grief, and heartache when you learned about the shooting of 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT on December on December 14, 2013?

Do you remember your new sense of urgency that SOMETHING MUST BE DONE to reduce gun violence in the United States of America in the days following the tragic events in Newtown?

If you answered YES to the two questions posed above, then take out your calendar (or your smart phone) RIGHT NOW and make plans to be at Villanova University from 2 pm to 5 pm on Saturday, December 7, 2013.  It will be a time to gather with others who shared those same emotions nearly one year ago; to remember the victims, survivors, and families from Newtown; and to recommit to working for sensible gun laws to protect our children, families, and communities.

Here in the five-county Philadelphia area, all of the local, statewide, and national organizations working for gun violence prevention have joined together to sponsor “Delaware Valley Remembers Sandy Hook” at Villanova University on December 7, 2013.  The event will take place from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Connelly Cinema on the Villanova campus, followed by a candlelight vigil along Lancaster Avenue.  This regional event will launch a series of Sandy Hook anniversary events across the Philadelphia area during the week of December 7-14.

Governor Ed Rendell will be the keynote speaker. Lori Haas, a mother of a student shot and wounded at Virginia Tech, will tell her compelling story of transformation.  Beverly Wright, a resident of the City of Chester who lost her son to gun violence, will join with other local victims and survivors of victims of gun violence sharing their stories that day. The Villanova Gospel Choir; the Villanova a cappella group, Minor Problem; and folk singer Lisa Beth Weber will perform songs of hope and peace.  The theme of event is “Tragedy to Change.”

Please don’t let yourself forget the victims, survivors, and families from Newtown, CT.  Please don’t let your passion for change fade.  Come to Villanova on December 7th to remember, to recommit, and to show the world that Delaware Valley Remembers Sandy Hook and that we will unite to transform tragedy to change.

Click here to download a color flyer for Delaware Valley Remembers Sandy Hook to print, post, and distribute.

Click here to download a black & white flyer for Delaware Valley Remembers Sandy Hook to print, post, and distribute.


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