Special ACP Programs and Events

Newtown – Remembrance Service & Town Hall Discussion on Gun Violence

Friday 14 December, 19h-21h
Remembrance Service &
Town Hall: Public Safety and Firearms

Paris Newtown Commemoration Service: 14 December, 17h in the ACP SanctuaryCome 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.

The service will be followed by a town hall discussion in the Thurber Room on gun violence. Light refreshments will be served. Roundtable participants will include:

- HE Brendan Berne, Australian Ambassador to France
- Joe Smallhoover, President of Democrats Abroad
- Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly, Giffords Org (by video)
- Chris Murphy, US Senator from Connecticut (by video)

Video of last year's roundtable is here.


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