Too Many Victims...
...Lost to Gun Violence
National Candle Light Vigil - January 8th
This event commemorates the one-year anniversary of the tragic shooting of U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona. Events will be held all across the country, coordinated by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and in Illinois by the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.
Events in Illinois include:
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM - First United Methodist Church at Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Host: Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence
11:15 AM – The Faith Community of St. Sabina, 78th Place and Throop
Chicago, Illinois 60620
Host: St. Sabina Church
Notes: ”A Call to Nonviolence” – Guest Speaker, Elder Bernice King, youngest child of Dr. Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King, a nationally and internationally known powerful, motivating and life-changing orator. Elder King is a graduate of Spelman College with a B.A. in Psychology and a Masters of Divinity and Doctorate of Law from Emory University. At this celebration we will present Courage Awards to Ondelee Perteet, paralyzed victim of gun violence. We will also honor his mother.
Rev. Michael L. Pfleger, Pastor
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Am Shalom, 840 Vernon Avenue
Host: Am Shalom
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – St. Norbert Church, 1809 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062
Host: North Suburban Million Mom March Chapter-Brady Campaign
For more information please visit: www.TooManyVictims.org