Join us tomorrow, Wednesday (6/29/16) at 1pm, for a rally and press conference on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall for the National Day of Action on Gun Violence Prevention. Congressman Becerra, Congresswoman Chu, Congresswoman Bass and Congresswoman Royball-Allard will be present to call for reform of our nation’s gun laws. Wear orange, bring posters and bring pictures of your loved ones. Now is a critical time for us to show solidarity and to take action that will save lives.
Please join me in welcoming the newest member of our staff, Lucy Litt. She brings her passion and commitment to violence prevention as well as her experience in the fields of arts, education and juvenile justice. We are glad to have her on the VPC team! We also would like to introduce you to our 2016 Summer Interns, Eder Abellaneda, Anika Akhter, Vanessa Deleon, and Kyra Forbes. They are a huge support to us as we seek to build our gun violence prevention, reentry and youth development initiatives and strengthen our communications. You can learn more about them by checking out their profiles below.
Please save the date for our Angel of Peace Awards Gala! The date and time are Wednesday, September 21, 2016, beginning at 5:30 pm. The event will take place at the Japanese American Museum in Downtown Los Angeles, and I believe that it will be one of our best yet.