Tuesday Feb. 1—Monday Feb. 7, 2022
From February 1–7, 2022, we will honor the fourth annual National Gun Violence Survivors Week. During National Gun Violence Survivors Week, we take stock of the terrible human toll of America’s gun violence crisis—and recommit ourselves to supporting survivors with action. The date 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. The focus of the week is on sharing gun violence survivors’ stories in their own words and encouraging allies to amplify their voices, especially those who are under-represented in our national dialogue.
Gun violence in any form leaves an indelible mark on the lives of those who are personally impacted. We are in fact a nation of survivors: 58 percent of American adults or someone they care for have personally experienced gun violence in their lifetimes and gun violence is the leading cause of death for children and teens in America. Among Black and Latinx Americans, 68 percent of American adults or someone they care for have personally experienced gun violence in their lifetimes. Gun violence changes lives every single day—whether someone has witnessed an act of gun violence, been threatened or wounded with a gun, or had a loved one wounded or killed with a gun. That’s why we use the term ‘survivor’ as inclusive of anyone who has personally experienced gun violence. This can include but is not limited to gun suicides, gun homicides, domestic violence involving a gun, unintentional shootings, and more. Each of these lived experiences and every type of gun violence must be seen and represented to create change.
This year’s National Gun Violence Survivors Week is Tuesday, February 1 – Monday, February 7, 2022. Throughout the week, we will call on the nation to share and lift up survivors’ stories, and survivors to share their lived experiences with gun violence.
National Gun Violence Survivors Week—Feb. 1-7, 2022—is a time when survivors of gun violence tell their stories to put a face on this crisis, which takes more than 40,000 lives in America every year. Read and share survivors’ stories at momentsthatsurvive.org. #GVSurvivorsWeek
Every day, more than 110 people in America die by gun violence and over 200 are wounded. Each of their stories deserve to be heard.
This #GVSurvivorsWeek, join (me/us) in uplifting survivors’ voices and honor them with action to end gun violence: momentsthatsurvive.org
More than half of Americans have been impacted by gun violence in some way—whether having witnessed gun violence, been threatened or wounded with a gun, or had a loved one wounded or killed with a gun.
This #GVSurvivorsWeek, share [their/our] stories from momentsthatsurvive.org.
Gun violence devastates Black communities at a disproportionate rate. The resulting trauma reverberates through families and across generations.
This #GVSurvivorsWeek, shine a light on [their/our] stories, which are under-represented in our national dialogue: momentsthatsurvive.org
National Gun Violence Survivors Week is dedicated to honoring survivors of gun violence by lifting up [their/our] stories and lived experiences with gun violence.
Today, (I/we) honor [survivor’s name and their connection to gun violence.]
#GVSurvivorsWeek [attach story link from momentsthatsurvive.org]
Each year, 4,100 Latinx people die from gun violence in the U.S. and more than 13,000 are shot and wounded.
This #GVSurvivorsWeek, shine a light on the disproportionate impact of gun violence on Latinx communities by uplifting [their/our] stories: momentsthatsurvive.org
Cada año 4,100 latinos mueren por la violencia con armas en los EE.UU. y más de 13,000 personas resultan heridos por disparos.
Este #GVSurvivorsWeek, ilumina el impacto de la violencia con armas de fuego en comunidades latinas elevando sus historias: momentsthatsurvive.org
Gun violence in any form can leave a lasting impact on individuals. That’s why we use the term ‘survivor’ as inclusive of anyone who has personally experienced gun violence—whether you have witnessed an act of gun violence, been threatened or wounded with a gun, or had someone you cared for wounded or killed with a gun. This includes but is not limited to gun suicides, domestic violence involving a gun, and unintentional shootings.