Mary Fetchet and Beverly Eckert met at a gathering of families after losing a son and husband, respectively. Knowing the obstacles faced by those impacted by the attacks of September 11, 2001, they formed VOICES of September 11 as a grass-roots organization to provide information and support to those families. Since 2001, VOICES has addressed the long-term needs of […]
This past weekend, two mass shootings occurred across our nation. On Saturday evening, a shooter opened fire on a crowd during the 56th Annual Old Timers Day in Brownsville, Brooklyn killing one and injuring 11 others. On Sunday afternoon, a shooter fired into a crowd of families at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California— […]
Sarah Gallardo depicts a real and chilling portrayal of how domestic violence does not discriminate and manifests itself in the most unexpected ways and places. This true story provides an authentic depiction of one woman’s journey through DV and its devastating emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual effects on an individual. Beyond the negative experience that […]
Brady, America’s oldest gun violence prevention group, is named for Jim Brady, who served as White House Press Secretary under President Reagan until a gunshot to the head during an assassination attempt on the president left him partially paralyzed for life. The “Brady Bill” was signed by President Clinton in 1993, after a seven-year battle in Congress, […]
The New York Times reported on the Connecticut Supreme Court decision to reinstate a major component of a lawsuit against Remington Outdoor Co. Inc. The lawsuit was brought against the North Carolina Company by families of both survivors and victims of the Sandy Hook massacre.
Our next story focuses on the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), founded in 1913 on Jewish values that inform their work, how they operate and the changes they seek in the world. It has always meant stopping anti-Semitism and defending the Jewish people. But today, it also means fighting threats to our very democracy, including cyber-hate, bullying, […]
There should be no place for bullying in our schools and communities. Stomp Out Bullying is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students by promoting civility, inclusion and equality. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying, as well as educating kids and teens in school and online.