Two community events to raise awareness of gun violence prevention

Friday, November 8, 2019

Community events supported by local gun violence prevention (GVP) volunteers with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will be held next week on Thursday, November 14, at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, and on Sunday, November 17, at the Edmonds Theater.
 
Both events are free, open to the public, and appropriate for youth and adults interested in learning more about the impact of gun violence and how to help prevent it.

Author Michelle Roehm McCann will be discussing her new book “Enough is Enough” at 7pm on November 14, 2019 at Third Place Books 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Featuring a foreword by Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, “Enough is Enough: How Students Can Join the Fight for Gun Safety” examines America’s gun violence issues — myths and facts, causes and perpetrators, solutions and change-makers — providing a road map for teens ready to take an active role to make real change in their community and across the nation.

Documentary film
Volunteers with the Washington Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Black Lives Matter will host a free screening at the Edmonds Theater (415 Main Street, Edmonds) on November 17 of the documentary film “QUEST: A Portrait of An American Family.” 

Doors open at 10am, and the film begins at 10:30am, followed by a brief panel discussion of the issues raised in the documentary.

“QUEST,” directed by Jonathan Olshefski, is an intimate, feature-length documentary film that captures ten years in the life of a black family living in North Philadelphia. Released at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017, 

“QUEST” is described as a “moving portrait of the Raineys, who are raising a family while nurturing a community of hip hop artists in their home music studio. 

It’s a safe place where all are welcome, but this creative sanctuary can’t always shield them from the strife that grips their neighborhood. We’re shown how gun violence directly and indirectly impacts this influential family. Epic in scope, QUEST is a vivid illumination of race and class in America, and a testament to love, healing, and hope.”



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