to end gun violence
Sunday, September 25, 2016 (preview Sept 9th)
LAKE ARROWHEAD ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATION IN “CONCERT
ACROSS AMERICA TO END GUN VIOLENCE”
Nationwide event to be held Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016
Donna Dees, RememberSept25@gmail.com
Sue Walker, Mt. Action for Peace & Justice, (909) 337-1279
The Mountain Action for Peace & Justice in the Rim of the World Communities has announced its participation in a national Concert Across America to End Gun Violence, scheduled for Sunday, September 25, 2016. The Lake Arrowhead event, to be hosted outside at the Tudor House, will be one of several concerts held across the U.S., each connected via social media and online at www.RememberSept25.org.
Sherry Bailey, Mountain Action for Peace & Justice’s organizer for the Lake Arrowhead Concert Across America has said, “We must all band together to end gun violence in domestic violence, school shootings, racial tensions, and to keep guns out of the hands of those who are suicidal or mentally ill.” The Blue Jay resident is proud that the Rim of the World communities will be part of this national event.
In 2007, Congress designated September 25 as the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. Since two out of every three victims are killed with a firearm this day of “remembrance” is to honor those killed by gun violence.
The power of music to reach far and wide has fueled countless important movements in recent decades. Now is the time to turn up the music to turn down the hateful rhetoric that has become a hallmark of the gun debate.
Lineups for the concert include Grits and Grady, the Highland Pickers, individuals and a sing along. For more information about the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence, visit http://concertacrossamerica.org/. The concert is free (donations appreciated) and is a family friendly event. The Tudor House/Tudorville, (815 Arrowhead Villa Rd., Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352) outside event is from 3 – 6 pm, but will be held rain or shine. Refreshments will be for sale. For further information please call 336-2435 or 337-1279.
About the Concert Across America
The Concert Across America will take place on Sept. 25, the date designated by Congress in 2007 as a day of remembrance for murder victims. This nationwide event will bring together a network of organizations, activists and artists with the dual goals of keeping guns out of dangerous hands and making the issue of illegal guns top of mind for members of Congress, the presidential candidates, and the American people as they go to the polls in November 2016. For more information visit www.RememberSept25.org.
Mountain Action for Peace and Justice (MAP & J)
Mountain Action for Peace & Justice seeks to confront global issues of militarism and war while exposing the interconnections of economic disparity, displacement of indigenous peoples, environmental degradation, sexism, racism, human rights, gun violence and the economic dependence on the war economy. Of special concern is the militarization of space by the United States and other world powers. MAP&J was formed in 2014 and is open to all. For further information please call (909) 337-1279 or email@example.com.
Can’t make it then? – there’s a preview on Sept. 9th!
Club members Dianne and John Grady are going to perform as members of “Grits and Grady” at St. Richard’s Episcopal Church in Sky Forest (28708 Hwy 18, Skyforest, CA 92385) on Friday, Sept 9th from 4-7 p.m.