Parent/Caregiver Workshop: Be SMART About Gun Violence
Parent/Caregiver Workshop – Be SMART
Monday, May 22, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – REGISTER HERE.
Wonder Works Children’s Museum, 6445 W North Ave.
You may have seen the headlines: Firearms are now the leading cause of death among children in the United States. This is a crisis. It’s unacceptable, and we all need to take action. For parents and caregivers, the relentless news of gun violence in our schools and communities can provoke immense anxiety and fear. But there are ways to empower ourselves and each other to help keep our kids safe. It starts with having honest, evidence-based conversations around the importance of gun safety.
Be SMART is a public education campaign created by the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund to raise awareness about how secure gun storage can prevent child gun deaths and injuries. There are thousands of volunteers, across all 50 states, spreading the life-saving message of secure firearm storage everyday.
The Collaboration for Early Childhood is hosting two Be SMART presentations at Wonder Works Children’s Museum:
- -Monday, May 22nd at 4pm (in English) – REGISTER HERE.
- -Monday, June 10th at 9am (in Spanish) – Learn more about that event here.
This workshop is for anyone who wants to have an open conversation about gun safety, gun violence, and wants to learn how to be a more proactive contributor to reducing this violence. This workshop will take place at Wonder Works and online. If you plan to attend in person, you are welcome to bring your children to play for free while you participate in the workshop!
The event is free, but space is limited for those attending in-person.
It’s easy to feel helpless, but there are actions we can take to prevent tragedies: we can Be SMART and insist on secure firearms in our homes and communities.