Preventing Gun Violence: A Community Conversation

Gun violence has touched a broad cross section of our city and our country, and remains a persistent public safety issue. The League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area invites you to hear local community leaders share their personal stories and professional insights and then join us in exploring how we can take personal and collective action.  A primary focus will be the impact on families, children and adolescents.

This event is purposefully scheduled during the 2018 Florida legislative session and will be outcome and action-oriented.

• Lisa Wheeler-Bowman, Chair, St. Petersburg City Counci
• Amanda Thalji-Raitano, PhD, licensed psychologist, BeSMART for Kids
• Rev. Dr. Manuel L. Sykes, Bethel Community Baptist Church
• Dr. David Berman, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
• Facilitator: Ryan Mitchell, Lieutenant Firefighter Paramedic

Doors open at 6:30pm
See Facebook for more information. Please register at constant contact.

Community partners:
• Allendale United Methodist Church
• American Civil Liberties Union of Pinellas
• Bethel Community Baptist Church
• City of St. Petersburg
• Leif Nissen Foundation
• Lakewood United Church of Christ
• Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America/St. Pete
• Pinellas County Urban League
• St. Petersburg Quakers
• Zonta Club of Pinellas County


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