Civic Buzz - League of Women Voters Minneapolis
The Civic Buzz meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Black Forest Inn Banquet Room, Nicollet Avenue S. at 26th St. W. in Minneapolis. We gather at 5:30. You can order drinks and food and we begin our meeting at 6:15 and end at 7:30. Each month we have a speaker followed by discussion. Each month will have a new topic/issue for discussion. Anyone interested in discussing pressing topics related to citizen engagement are invited. A discussion with the League of Women Voters means that all voices are heard and we take opinions seriously. In the end, we all learn something new and hopefully have a broader understanding of the issues. Civic Buzz is co-sponsored by Whittier Alliance.

Gun Violence Prevention – An Advocacy Workshop

At this interactive workshop participants will be equipped with the basic information about the problem of gun violence, learn about opportunities for involvement in this issue, and acquire the communication skills necessary to engage in effective advocacy.

Gun violence is a pervasive negative influence in America today, stealing lives, devastating families, oppressing communities, and costing Minnesota over $2 billion every year. Although many people are intimidated by this subject, this presentation will equip participants to confidently lead the conversation about gun violence and how it can be prevented through common sense public health solutions. This interactive event will be led by Rev. Nancy Nord Bence, an ordained Lutheran pastor who felt called to join the gun reform movement after officiating at six funerals for gun violence victims. She now serves as Executive Director of Protect Minnesota, the only independent, state-based gun violence prevention organization in Minnesota. Protect Minnesota promotes a culture of health and safety for all Minnesotans by reducing gun deaths and injuries through education, organization and advocacy.