Thursday, September 8 at 7 p.m.
Saint John’s UMC – 2140 Allandale Rd
During the upcoming year, Rio Texas Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) will focus our programming and action on Creating a Culture of Nonviolence. On Thursday,
September 8, join us at Saint John’s UMC – 2140 Allandale Rd as we begin our quest for information about actions we can take to reduce violence in our country.
Our first topic is gun violence. Andrea Brauer, Executive Director of Texas Gun Sense, will educate us about the efforts of that organization to reduce gun violence. Information from their website http://www.txgunsense.org/:
“The shootings of innocent people are becoming far too common, and we are dismayed by the lack of response from our government.
Texas Gun Sense works to reduce gun violence by promoting effective gun laws through research and public awareness.
We use “gun sense” because we recognize citizens’ right to own guns, but also believe our laws could be strengthened to include more sensible policies that would protect the general public from avoidable accidents and injuries from guns.”
Join us at 6:30 p.m. for snacks. The program begins at 7 p.m. All are welcome.
If you cannot attend the meeting, consider attending the Concert Across America to remember the victims of gun violence at Threadgills, 301 Riverside Dr. on Sunday, September 25 – 3-8p with special musical performances from Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, Guy Forsyth & the Riveters, and others. For more information: https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5610/c/1428/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=82362