Thursday, September 2, 2010

NOVA Conference in Salt Lake City

Spoke at the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) conference in Salt Lake City with June Vining. She is the executive director of Trauma Intervention Program(TIP) in Portland/Vancouver. The theme was "Victim to Victorious". It was a great week of meeting wonderful people who do difficult and emotional work- helping victims.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New York and New Jersey tour

Signing books at the Hard Rock Cafe in the Bronx at a Million Mom March/ New Yorkers Against Gun Violence victims dinner. It was a moving tear filled night. Lot's of amazing stories. I'm grateful for being invited to speak and be a part of such an important night.

Children all touched by gun violence.

Talking to a family about their loss, a family member killed by gun violence

Talking to another family of a gun violence victim.

In front of All Souls church in New York city where I spoke.

I spoke at a great bookstore in Clifton Park, NY owned by Robin Ringler. Carole Stiller, the New Jersey Million Mom March State President was my handler and publicist for the trip.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Duluth and Minneapolis tour

I spoke at a wonderful gun violence remembrance garden in Duluth that the Million Mom March chapter organized.

Me and Joan, who organized the events in Duluth.

I was in the Duluth paper the morning after the bell ringing ceremony.

This is Dennis Henigan and me at a book signing event in Duluth. Dennis wrote, Lethal Logic: Exploring the Myths That Paralyze America Gun Policy.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Washington CeaseFire Luncheon

Kathy and I spoke at the Washington CeaseFire Luncheon in Seattle. Kari and Jenny from the book were there with us!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Oregonian Op Ed

The Oregonian ran the opinion article I wrote on April 20. Click here to read it.

Columbine Memorial Service Speech

I spoke for 3 minutes at the Columbine memorial on April 20, 2009. Just before my speech, the daughter of one of the Columbine victims was talking about her mother. She said her mom was "still on day one" in terms of recovering and moving on from what happened at Columbine. So much pain - even 10 years later.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Denver State Capitol

As we walked to the State Capitol in Denver for the memorial I noticed the flags at half mast and the blue Columbine ribbon on the building. It took my breath away because it was the first really visible symbol of the anniversary for me.