Updated 12:15 p.m. 5/26/21 with recording

In preparation for Gun Violence Awareness Month, this week’s Community thru Covid offers two conversations on the “double pandemic” or “dual health crisis” of gun violence and Coronavirus.

The first, with Tia Bell of The TRIGGER Project and Rachel Usdan of Moms Demand Action-DC Chapter, is from March 31, 2021, just a few weeks back.

The second, with Ryane Nickens of the TraRon Center — also on Facebook — is from April 2020, early on in the pandemic and in CTC’s existence.

Tia Bell and Rachel Usdan are the chief organizers of the “Inaugural End Gun Violence Conference,” June 1, 2021 from noon to 5 p.m. ET. The TraRon Center is one of the co-sponsors. The event brings together subject matter experts, survivors, youth from the community and Academia. Organizers call ALL to join in a day of healing, growing and planning, toward addressing gun violence in a thorough and holistic manner. Event is free and open to the public, but requires registration.

The Inaugural End Gun Violence Partners — logos of 30 participating groups

Next Level Vision, a networking partnership of community leaders taking a variety of approaches to gun violence, is also co-sponsoring this event. Join NLV’s email list and follow on social media for more activities helping heal and organize in the month of June.


Community thru Covid airs Wednesdays at 11 a.m. ET. via We Act Radio (audio only). Many shows also broadcast from We Act Radio’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. Check back for recordings and more information posted shortly after air time. Subscribe for updates.

Published by vspatz

Virginia blogs on general stuff a vspatz.net and more Jewish topics at "A Song Every Day. Manages WeLuvBooks.org. CommunitythruCovid.com is on hiatus.

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