Gun Violence Film Screening
Two Lake Street, San Francisco, CA
“Making a Killing” – film screening followed by Q & A with gun violence prevention leaders
Tuesday, May 24
Martin Meyer Sanctuary
Gun violence continues to sweep across our country, threatening our sense of safety in our homes and public spaces. For the first time, gun deaths are predicted to surpass traffic deaths. State laws regarding guns remain in flux. For example, laws permitting conceal carry and open carry of guns are on the rise. Suicide constitutes two-thirds of gun deaths. How can one individual have an impact on this crisis when guns are part of America’s cultural DNA? How can a voter find out about candidates’ positions on gun legislation during this important election year?
The premiere Bay Area screening of Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA, directed by Robert Greenwald of Brave New Films, will address these questions. (www.makingakilling.com) Following the film, Eve Meyer, Executive Director of San Francisco Suicide Prevention, Damien Posey, survival of gun violence of United Playaz, a representative from Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and a volunteer from a gun violence prevention organization will talk about their work and answer questions from the audience.
The event is organized by Emanu-El’s Human Rights Working Group of the Tzedek Council, and a coalition of GVP organizations and activists that include the SF Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Healing 4 Our Families and Our Nation, United Playaz, San Francisco Suicide Prevention, and others.
High school age or older is advised. Open to the community at no charge.
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