October 2017 Rio Texas MFSA newsletter

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MFSA Meeting on Thursday, March 9

Under The Gun

Join Rio Texas MFSA on Thursday, March 9 at Saint John’s UMC, 2140 Allandale Rd. for a presentation and discussion on gun violence.  Andrea Brauer, the Executive Director of Texas Gun Sense will introduce Lonnie and Sandy Phillips, whose daughter was killed in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater massacre.

Together we will watch the documentary film “Under The Gun”, which examines the events and people who have kept the gun debate fierce and the progress slow, even as gun deaths and mass shootings continue to increase.  Through the lens of families impacted by the mass shootings in Newtown, Aurora, Isla Vista and Tucson, as well as those who experience daily gun violence in Chicago, the documentary looks at why politicians are finding it difficult to act and what is being done at the state and local levels.  The film is executive produced and narrated by Katie Couric and directed by Stephanie Soechtig.

Join us at 6:30p for snacks.  The program begins at 7p.  All are welcome.

MFSA September Meeting Thursday, September 8, 7pm

Texas Gun Sense

During the upcoming year, the Rio Texas Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) will focus our programming and action on Creating a Culture of Nonviolence.   On Thursday, September 8, join us at Saint John’s UMC Austin, 2140 Allandale Rd, to learn about the work being done by Texas Gun Sense to reduce gun violence.   Our speaker will be Andrea Brauer, Executive Director at Texas Gun Sense, providing information about the organization.

txgunsenselogoFrom the website http://www.txgunsense.org/:

“The shootings of innocent people are becoming far too common, and we are dismayed by the lack of response from our government.

Texas Gun Sense works to reduce gun violence by promoting effective gun laws through research and public awareness.

We use “gun sense” because we recognize citizens’ right to own guns, but also believe our laws could be strengthened to include more sensible policies that would protect the general public from avoidable accidents and injuries from guns.”

Join us at 6:30p for snacks. The program begins at 7p. All are welcome.

Concert Across America

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If you cannot attend our meeting, consider attending the Concert Across America to remember the victims of gun violence at Threadgills, 301 Riverside Dr. on Sunday, September 25 – 3-8p. With special musical performances from: Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Butch Hancock, Guy Forsyth & the Riveters, and others.

https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5610/c/1428/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=82362

Gun violence takes a devastating toll on Texans daily. The number of gun deaths in Texas has been rising annually, and it is time we speak up to say that it is unacceptable. Show your support for ending gun violence by attending the Austin event and donating to Texas Gun Sense.  For more information on how you can sponsor or partner for the event please contact Megan Russell at megan@txgunsense.org or 512-465-2162.