Special ACP Programs and Events Archives

Newtown Remembrance Service and Forum

Thursday 14 December, 18h in the ACP Sanctuary

Newtown Remembrance Service and Forum: 14 December, 18h in the ACP SanctuaryEveryone is invited to join us for a special service to remember the lives lost in the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT – USA on 14 December 2012 and other gun violence in the United States.  All are welcome.

 

18h – Remembrance Service in the ACP Sanctuary

 

19h – Forum: Public Safety and Firearms (in the Theater next to the Sanctuary)

Moderator: Christopher Dickey, Author and Journalist

Speakers:

  • Celeste Schenck, President of the American University of Paris
  • Mark Ulfers, President of the American School of Paris
  • Jeffrey Hawkins, Director American Library of Paris and retired American ambassador

By video from San Francisco:

  • Robyn Thomas, Executive Director of the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
  • Alexander Blumrosen, Democrats Abroad France (gun violence working group)

We plan to draft a resolution calling for common sense and reasonable regulation of firearms in the U.S., and after the event, send it to U.S. congressmen and Senators, the Giffords Law Center, and other interested parties.

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Paris Newtown Commemoration Service & Roundtable on Gun Violence

Monday 14 December, 17h in the ACP Sanctuary

Paris Newtown Commemoration Service: 14 December, 17h in the ACP SanctuaryCome join us for a special service to commemorate the lives lost in the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT – USA on 14 December 2012 and other gun violence in the United States.

The service will be followed by a roundtable discussion in the Thurber Room on gun violence. Light refreshments will be served. Roundtable participants will include Alex Blumrosen (attorney at law), Mira Kamdar (author, blogger), Christopher Dickey (Daily Beast), Nathalie Paton (author of just-published School Shooting), Celeste Schenk (President, American University of Paris), and Mark Ulfers (Head, American School of Paris)

 

 

 

Please see below for references to learn about how some people have acted in response to gun violence. Groups started by families and groups in Newtown to limit gun violence in schools:

Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) “seeking common sense solutions to make our communities and country safer." http://www2.sandyhookpromise.org/

Safe and Sound is developing safety guidelines for school districts across the country. http://safeandsoundschools.org/

National groups working to prevent gun violence:

The Brady Campaign http://www.bradycampaign.org/

Mayors against illegal guns http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org

Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence http://smartgunlaws.org/

Americans for Responsible Solutions (Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly) http://americansforresponsiblesolutions.org/

Everytown for Gun Safety www.everytown.org