Centering Affected People
One of the most important things to keep in mind while planning these events will be to actively reach out to groups in your community who have been doing work around gun violence prevention. Solidarity and coalition building are extremely important to the work we do. We need to make sure that at these events we are centering the people and voices most affected by gun violence. Groups like Dream Defenders, Moms Demand Action, The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, local student groups, and other organizations have been doing this work for many years. Newcomers should first reach out to local groups and see how we can add to or amplify the work they are already doing.