Ways to honor gun violence survivors
Whether you have personally experienced gun violence or not, there are ways for you to support those whose stories are shared on Moments That Survive, and others with similar experiences around the country.
Survivors are those directly impacted by gun violence, including experiences like being a witness, being threatened or wounded by a gun, or having someone they knew and cared for wounded or killed. This can include, but is not limited to, gun homicides, gun suicides, domestic violence involving a gun, and unintentional shootings. These are a few of the ways you can be an ally to survivors of gun violence:
Show respect for those who have been personally impacted by gun violence by showing solidarity and elevating their stories. Simply sharing a survivor’s story on social media is a way to help elevate their experience to more people. This helps deepen the narrative by showing a new audience the human experience and lasting impact of gun violence.
There are many different experiences with gun violence as illustrated through the stories on Moments That Survive. Reading the Moments here is a first step to understanding the impact. Through the work of Everytown Research, you can find data and research that improves our understanding of the cause of gun violence and solutions to stop it. You can also take the time to learn about some of the resources available to survivors of gun violence.
Simply starting a conversation can help Moments That Survive live on. Sharing the human impact of gun violence along with the data about gun violence to support it with people in your personal network explains to others the need to make our communities safer. It is a step towards lessening the number of people who have to live with these experiences in the future. Educating more people on the impact of gun violence makes it easier for us to take the necessary actions to prevent it.
There are many ways to take action against gun violence. You can make phone calls from the comfort of your home, attend events in support of the cause, knock on doors to educate people, and so much more. Through Moms Demand Action, a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures, you will be welcomed into a network of nearly 6 million supporters united in ending violence. Become a volunteer.
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