Posted by sbcagv on:
April 30. 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phone: (805) 684-8434
Contact: Toni Wellen
"NEW DECADE NEW CHALLENGES"
Santa Barbara Coalition Against Gun Violence
15TH ANNIVERSARY GALA CELEBRATION
Exec. Director, Coalition To Stop Gun Violence
Sunday, May 16, 2010 11:30 A.M.
Hotel Mar Monte, Santa Barbara
The Coalition Against Gun Violence (CAGV) is honored to present Josh Horwitz, co-author of "Guns, Democracy, and the Insurrectionist Idea," as its featured speaker at the organization's 15th Annual Celebration on Sunday, May 17, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. in the Cabrillo Room of the Hotel Mar Monte in Santa Barbara. The charge for the event, including lunch, is $60-members, $75 non-members. For reservations and additional information, please call 564-6803.
Josh Horwitz, a two-decades-long advocate working on gun violence prevention issues, is Executive Director of two nonprofits, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence. He developed "Hands Without Guns," a youth anti-violence project and has testified on a variety of firearm-related issues before the U.S. House of Representatives. He was a panelist at the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Summit in 2006.
Mr. Horwitz challenges the proposition that more guns equal more freedom and exposes insurrectionism as a true threat to freedom in the United States today. He believes that reasonable gun regulation is essential to the survival of democracy and liberty. He states that our elected officials must be united in denouncing the use of political violence as a grave threat to the rule of law.
Following tradition, the "Bell Ceremony" held to honor those who have lost loved ones to gun violence, will end the event. We will honor the memory of those killed at the post office massacre in 2006 in Goleta. People in the community who have lost a family member or friend to gun violence are invited to attend and participate in the "Bell Ceremony."
The Coalition Against Gun Violence, a project of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, is a non-profit coalition comprised of 40 member organizations, united against gun violence and committed to creating a safer community for Santa Barbara County residents through its educational programs and advocacy for effective local, state and national policies and legislation.
For information contact Toni Wellen at 684-8434.