Dear Love Is Project supporter,
What day is it today? What day are you reading this? We usually measure calendar dates by what’s changed—whether you’re at home or in school or at the office, what your schedule looks like, whether you have any special events to look forward to. In U.S., there’s one regrettable constant no matter the day, though: gun violence. Over 36,000 are killed by guns per year in the U.S., and countless others are wounded, grieving, fearful, and healing from the impact that gun violence has wrought upon our country.
Michael Franti & Spearhead (featuring Victoria Canal) expose the human side of gun violence in thepowerful music video for their newest single “The Flower,” which highlights the stories of survivors (including students from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School) and demonstrates the power that everyone has to effect positive change.
It’s this potential for positive change thatEverytown for Gun Safety emphasizes. They’re educating and mobilizing Americans of all ages, locations, and experiences to work together to build safer communities. A collaboration between Michael Franti and Everytown, “The Flower” is a moving call-to-action that premiered at the End Gun Violence Together Rally at the TOMS headquarters.
Learn more about how high school drama teacher Melody Herzfeld and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas drama students, who helped bring their community together following the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida. Watch the Official Trailer for HBO's Song of Parkland Documentary here.
When it comes to creating a safer world, you’re the missing link. To find out how you can end gun violence and build communities of LOVE across the U.S., head toeverytown.org.
PS: Love Is Project is proud to support the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas community. For more information on our gun violence initiatives and impact, head here.