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.

With Virginia Tech visitors

One of the best things about a sad day in Denver was reconnecting with some of the people from The Brady Campaign, many of whom were personally impacted by the Virginia Tech shooting two years ago.

Columbine 10-year memorial trip

It was really tough to speak at the memorial service. Right before I spoke, I told Dave Sanders' daughter how much he'd influenced me and it was emotional for me - especially those first few moments. The lie-in was also emotional. It made me think of what happened that day.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Denver Post piece

The Denver Post ran my opinion piece about Columbine. Check it out here

Friday, April 17, 2009

Brady Campaign Article

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence just posted an article about the book and the April 20 speech
Here's the link:

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Book Party Pix

Book Party

Around 70 people came to the party on Friday night (the book party that actually had books). It was great to see everyone, especially two of the people whose stories appear in "Beyond the Bullet"

Close Call

So it's the Wednesday day before the book party on Friday and I get a phone call from the trucking company. Thinking they're trying to schedule a delivery time I excitedly answer my phone - only to find out that the truck carrying 10 boxes of books had jack knifed somewhere outside Salt Lake City.

After a minor panic attack we figure out that a freight company can get 8 of the boxes to Portland by Friday morning. They arrive but several of them are damaged and we don't accept delivery of 4 boxes. But at least we have 4 boxes that are okay - and we have books for a book party. Phew.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

It's almost done

Got a final proof of the book today. It's wild to see the stories and photos in this format - they were compelling stories when I taped and transcribed them, but seeing them in book form with Kathy's photos brings everything together.

Looking forward to the launch party on April 10!