Moms Demand Action, a grassroots movement for gun safety, estimates that, by early February, more people will be killed by guns in America than are killed by guns in other high-income countries during the entire year. Yet, despite wide-spread demands for sensible gun reform, the number of deaths by firearms continues to grow. Davis United Methodist Church is offering two programs on gun violence on Sunday mornings, February 9, and 23, from 9:45 to 10:50 at the church, which is located at 1620 Anderson Road in Davis.
With Mary Lou Rossetto, Moms Demand Action
What is being done to curb gun violence? What can one person do to make us all safer? Learn more from individuals active in the grassroots movement- Moms Demand Action - where non-gun owners and gun owners are welcomed. The group of "mothers and others" are busy in Yolo County and across the nation helping educate citizens and pass gun sense legislation. Be informed about facts related to gun violence and learn about the 2020 priorities and the programs that are planned for the local group.
February 23: Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives, by Gary Younge
A discussion about this year’s UC Campus Community book selection
British author Gary Younge picked a day at random -- Saturday, 23rd November 2013 – and, over an 18 month period, he set out to interview families and tell the stories of each person under 20 who was killed by guns in the US that day. The youngest was 9 and the oldest 19. None made the headlines. The book is described by The Guardian as “a gripping account of the conditions that turn so many of America’s powerless into victims.” Come join a discussion of this year’s campus book project.
Davis United Methodist Church is a reconciling and inclusive community of faith. Church services are Sundays at 8:30 and 11:00. For more information, visit www.davisumc.org or contact the church office at email@example.com or 530-756-2170.