The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
The RAC is very excited to announce a new opportunity for individuals and congregations to engage around the issue of gun violence. On February 23 at 12:00 ET, we will be launching our Active Learning Network webinar series on gun violence prevention, and we want you to join us!
This Active Learning Network will consist of 4-6 webinars over the next few months for congregations that want to learn about gun violence prevention and who may want to experiment with programming around this topic in the near future. The webinars will feature presentations and conversations with issue area experts and members of our own community who are already engaged in gun violence prevention work.
WHAT: Gun Violence Prevention Active Learning Network Webinar #1
TOPIC: What is the Problem? An overview of gun violence, and the challenges congregations face in taking action featuring Tim Daly, Managing Director for Guns and Crime Policy at the Center for American Progress
WHEN: Tuesday, February 23 at 12:00pm ET
WHO: Although the Active Learning Network is open to everyone, we hope that you will participate with a small team from your congregation so that you are the most prepared to take what you learn and turn it into programming and action. Congregational teams may include clergy, congregational staff, social action leaders, youth group members, WRJ and MRJ leadership, or any other interested lay leaders.
Future webinar topics include: programming during religious holidays and services, empowering youth to act, engaging sisterhoods, creating interfaith partnerships, and taking direct local action.
Can’t attend Webinar #1? Register anyway, and afterwards, a link to the recording will be sent to you! We hope that you will be able to follow along and join us for future webinars.
For more information on the Active Learning Network, please contact me. Also, be sure to join in the conversation by joining the gun violence prevention group in The Tent. For more information about gun violence prevention, visit our issue page. We are looking forward to learning and working together!