Last year — 2020 — by all accounts was a very deadly year with respect to lives lost to gun shootings. Although media attention focuses by and large on mass shootings, we must not lose sight of the lives lost daily from unintentional shootings, domestic gun violence, gun suicides, and more.
Overlaying the COVID-19 pandemic atop the ongoing plague of gun violence punctuates the persistent racial and economic inequities in education, health care, jobs, and housing primarily in our Black and Brown communities — demanding urgent and multi-pronged strategies to keep our neighbors safe and to foster healing and health.
Season 2, Episode 3 of The California Table features two leaders of these strategies: Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action, the largest national grassroots movement fighting to protect people against gun violence; and DeVone Boggan, CEO of Advance Peace, positively engaging active firearms offenders with healing-centered programs.
To learn more or to become involved in the work of these organizations:
For Moms Demand Action, text "Ready" to 644433
For Advance Peace, visit advancepeace.org
Listen and learn about the collective work to end gun violence.