May 16, 2021 12:08 PM

Groups offer 3-part Zoom series about gun sense

Posted May 16, 2021 12:08 PM

Several central Kansas organizations are joining together for a series of virtual Community Conversations for Gun Sense.

The weekly Zoom series will be presented on three consecutive Fridays, beginning this Friday. The series is presented by a partnership of organizations including the League of Women Voters of Salina, Spirituality Resource Center, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Kansas Interfaith Action, and NAACP.

Each session will begin with a 5-10 minute opening presentation, followed by a “breakout session” for smaller group interaction and a discussion among all attendees.

The opening session, “Values and Gun Sense,” will begin with a short video featuring Shane Claiborne, co-founder of Red Letter Christians and author of Beating Guns.

The second session on May 28, "Advocacy for Your Values” will feature Rachael Pryor, co-chair of Kansas Interfaith Action on how our deeply-held values, faith-based and otherwise, form and inform the way we talk to legislators, community leaders, and our friends and neighbors.

The third and culminating event, “The Value of Grassroots Action,” will be a town hall meeting on National Gun Violence Awareness Day, June 4. Participants are encouraged to wear orange. This event's hosts will be Cori Sherman North and Christi Nuding, cochairs of the local chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

There is no charge to participate in the series, but registration is required. Send your request for invitation to: forms.gle/RhdAXTq66GGUbT1RA.