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Arm in Arm: Artists Against Gun Violence

The concert was a great success.  We are grateful to the performers for sharing their talents to raise awareness for this important subject.  We are also grateful to all who came out on Saturday evening, both congregation members and members of the Greater Springfield community.  As a result of these efforts, over $1500 has been raised thus far.  On-line donations are being accepted through November 30.  You can donate by clicking on the Donate button below.

Pictures of the concert are available on our Arm in Arm Photos page.

 

Inspired by the students from Parkland, Florida, and dismayed by the ever increasing number of mass shooting incidents, several members of Trinity United Methodist Church in Springfield decided it was time to stop talking and act. As a result of this conversation, Arm in Arm: Artists United Against Gun Violence will be offered at the church in the first of what is hoped to be an ongoing series.

This program of art, music, poetry, and dance will be presented on Saturday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Trinity United Methodist Church, 361 Sumner Ave., Springfield MA.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Reservations are not required and there is no entrance fee.  A collection will be taken to support organizations working against gun violence.

 

We decided to take action because research shows that:

Every day 96 Americans are killed by guns and hundreds more are shot and injured.
 
Approximately three million children witness gun violence annually.
 
In an average month 50 American women are shot and killed by an intimate partner.
 
Nearly two-thirds of gun deaths are suicides. The suicide rate in the U.S. is eight times that of other high-income countries.
 
One-third of gun deaths are homicides. The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times that of other high-income countries.
 
Approximately 44 percent of Americans admit knowing someone who has been shot.
 
Firearms are the second leading cause of death for American youth and teens and the first leading cause of Black youth and teens.
 
Women in the U.S. are 16 times more likely to be killed with a gun than women in other high-income countries.
 
Data courtesy of https://everytownresearch.org.

 

Participating artists will include:

Trinity Chamberettes Choir, Becky Rosendahl Isaacson, Director of Music Ministry

Trinity Dance Movement Choir, Amelia Hays-Rivest, Director

Janet Dixon-Metcalf, Flute

Alyssa Guerin, Original Dance

Ken Guerin, Spoken Word

Kirsten Hadden Lipkens, Oboe

Steve Hays, Piano

Haley Hewitt, Celtic Harp

Erin Newcomb-Moore, Violin

Robert Rivest, Mime

Becky Rosendahl Isaacson, Piano

Jane Schneeloch, Original Poetry

Merrill Shepard, Solo Voice and Guitar

 

Donations by cash or check will be collected the night of the concert. In addition, online donations are warmly accepted as well. To donate online, please visit the link below.

Donate

Online giving is open now until November 30. At that time, we will collect all donations made to the concert and distribute them to the 3 organizations we have chosen to support (below). You will be able to get a receipt for your online donation upon completion of the transaction. We thank you in advance for your support!

100% of donations will go to:

Giffords

Everytown for Gun Safety

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

 

Some of our guest artists are pictured below plus the Chamberettes in the top banner: