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UPDATE: Confirmed Speakers for "End Gun Violence in Our Community" this Sunday @cnsberkeley

Our Problem To Solve - Gathering to End Gun Violence in Our Community
Sunday 2-4pm

Netivot Shalom is co-sponsoring this event along with other local congregations of various faiths to focus on Ending Gun Violence in Our Community.  

Speakers will include Rabbi Creditor and Pastor Michael McBride of The Way Christian Center (our neighbors across the street), State Assembly member Nancy Skinner, as well as Berkeley City Council members Laurie Capitelli and Darryl Moore.  

This is not just a national issue - Monday afternoon a 31 year old man was shot while bicycle riding in Richmond.  

Please join us to discuss how we can gather the strength of our community to confront this problem.

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