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National Gun Violence Survivors Week

Join us Tuesday, February 1 – Monday, February 7, 2022

Join us to honor the fourth annual National Gun Violence Survivors Week. During the week, we take stock of the terrible human toll of America’s gun violence crisis—and recommit ourselves to supporting survivors with action.

This week in February marks the approximate time that gun deaths in the United States surpass the number of gun deaths experienced by peer countries in an entire calendar year. Tragically and unacceptably, America’s gun death rate is 13 times greater than that of our peer countries and approximately 200 people survive gunshot wounds every day in the U.S. The focus of National Gun Violence Survivors Week is to share gun violence survivors’ stories and encourage allies to amplify their voices. The centerpiece of the week are the stories on this site, Moments That Survive, a digital storytelling platform in which Americans across the country share defining details of their gun violence experiences, in their own words.

Read and share some of these stories below or share your story.

Why it matters

In February 2019, people in America first came together to mark the first-ever National Gun Violence Survivors Week. Since then, National Gun Violence Survivors Week has been marked annually by survivors, members of Congress, mayors and other elected officials, partners, celebrities, athletes, and thousands of Americans, who come together to collectively share and amplify the stories and voices of gun violence survivors who live with the impact of gun violence every day. 

There are countless stories behind every gun violence statistic—parents who never got to kiss their kids goodbye, gunshot victims living with physical and emotional wounds, and entire families heartbroken by gun suicide. By sharing stories during this week and throughout the year, Moments that Survive highlights the human toll of gun violence in America and lets survivors know they are not alone – there is a community of people standing behind them.

Share Your Story

Has gun violence changed your life? Tell your story to help make clear the urgent need to end gun violence.

Events

Join us virtually to honor the survivors who live with the impact of gun violence every day of the year.

Join the Conversation

Whether you are a survivor of gun violence or an ally to survivors, join in on the conversation on social media using the hashtag #GVSurvivorsWeek or create a National Gun Survivors Week profile to show support.

Show your support

Show your support by creating your own National Gun Survivors Week image and share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Become a Partner

Join us as a partner in 2022 by committing to amplify the voices and stories of gun violence survivors and sharing information about the impact of gun violence on social media and virtual events. We will be sharing more about events and activations planned throughout the week.

Join the Network

The Everytown Survivor Network is a nationwide community of survivors working together to end gun violence.