These moms are serious about nonviolence.
Updated: Jan 16
The local chapter of Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America recently joined us for a two-day Nonviolence Training Workshop at our Chicago offices...to learn better how to wage peace...like a King.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families. They have established a chapter in every state of the country and, along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Students Demand Action and the Everytown Survivor Network, it is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 5 million supporters and more than 350,000 donors.
So we were thrilled when moms from the local chapter joined us in February for our two-day Nonviolence Training Workshop, a participatory interactive event that teaches Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Principles and Steps of Nonviolence.
“What an AMAZING day yesterday. Thank you so much." - Kristin
Gun violence is an issue we can't ignore in Chicago or throughout our country. Moms Demand Action Illinois is serious about helping make sure none of us do. And they left this training more fully prepared to do just that and to live out Dr. King's principles and steps of nonviolence more fully every day, as they continue to work for a safer city, state and nation, for all of us.
For more information on joining, volunteering, for finding a local chapter, visit momsdemandaction.org. Connect with their Illinois chapter on Facebook @MomsDemandActionIL
To schedule a training for your group or organization, contact Ashley: Ashleyp@nonviolencechicago.org to learn more.