A book reading by William Electric Black
Joined by puppeteer Federico Restrepo
Thursday, FEBRUARY 25 at 4PM EST
Free Admission; Suggested Donation
William Electric Black, an Emmy Award winning writer in children's television, presents a reading of his book A Gun Is Not Fun, featuring cover art by Bill Davis. Black will be joined by puppeteer Federico Restrepo.
The child will know that guns are dangerous and thus present a safety issue for the child's family, friends, neighborhood, and community members. Gun violence is not acceptable nor appropriate. The child will know that guns are not toys. Gun violence destroys and harms families. The child will understand that guns are harmful, therefore; safety is important when encountering them.
The child will know how to take action when gun violence occurs in their neighborhood streets, parks, playgrounds, and schools. The action consists of avoiding the violence, running to tell a grown-up about the gun violence, avoiding a situation that leads to gun violence, hiding, calling 9-1-1, and never touching any gun or rifle they see or come in contact with.
The child will learn to be a spokesperson for gun violence awareness in his or her community. The child will learn to be a voice for improving gun violence awareness policies in the state and at local levels. The child will understand that their voice is important to stop gun violence and being vocal can make a difference in saving the lives of their family members and loved ones.
For more information, please visit http://lamama.org/a-gun-is-not-fun/.