Area Events to Commemorate Giffords Shooting
Gatherings in Northbrook and Glencoe will educate citizens about gun violence.
Two area events are part of a nationwide campaign against violence to commemorate the shootings a year ago Sunday at a Tucson shopping center that claimed six lives and wounded 12 including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ).
At St. Norbert, local clergy and gun violence experts will teach the group about current gun violence, how it affects the community and what can be done to stop it.
The group at Am Shalom will see and discuss the “The Interrupters,” a film about three former Chicago gang members who now do everything they can to prevent gun violence. The film has been shown at a number of film festivals including Sundance. One of the speakers will be Glencoe Public Safety Director Mike Volling.
The national candlelight vigil is organized by the Brady Campaign and Too Many Victims. In Chicago, 3,333 children died as a result of gun violence in 2011, according to the organization.