As we close out February, we want to write a love letter to everyone who has made this month one of hope and satisfaction.
It’s been hard to look up from our planning as we embark on our Honor with Action tour. Still, the Sandy Hook family settlement with Remington Arms was a miraculous development that filled us with admiration. Our reaction landed in the pages of the Washington Post.
Flush with happiness about the Remington suit, San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention warmly embraced us at the official kick-off to our 2022 Honor with Action tour on February 19. It was so gratifying to begin our year-long odyssey in a city we love, with people we love. See some pictures from the day below, and check out news coverage.
And that’s not the only new venture. We are the initial guests for a podcast, Voices of Survivors, co-produced by us and hosted by fellow survivor Amber Starr Currie, and each month we’ll be sharing her show on our website. In this issue, learn more about Amber and what motivates her to spotlight survivor voices.
If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look at our new toolkit for survivors, produced in collaboration with Giffords. We are very proud of this joint effort, and we hope you find it helpful. If you’d like to download a PDF, click here.
During Black History Month, Giffords honored black activists working to combat gun violence. We link to their profiles in this issue.
Our new mindfulness meditation class, free to survivors, is about to begin. Registration closes on March 1. We have nearly 100 survivors already signed up. Sandy was recently interviewed about the upcoming class, and Mindful Magazine wrote about the benefits of mindfulness training for survivors.
Also, check out this issue’s selection of quotes from survivors and gun violence prevention press coverage.
We wish you all a March of peace, beauty, and progress.
Sandy and Lonnie