Gun violence creates fear, anxiety and despair in communities. The Women’s Gun Violence Prevention Coalition wants those communities to feel something else on Sunday at a gathering called “Our Opportunity to Love Rally.”
It will be at Winston-Salem’s Blum Park, at the corner of Ivy Avenue and 25th Street, from 2 to 7 p.m.
“We believe love is the foundation of everything, so we’re taking it back to there,” said Karen Cuthrell, a member of the newly formed women’s coalition.
The day will include musicians, a DJ, speakers including those impacted by gun violence and those working to prevent gun violence, booths, food and sing-a-longs.
“It’s just a fun day in the park and a way to look at love and how we can prevent gun violence with love,” Cuthrell said.
Kellie Easton, also a member of the women’s coalition, said the rally is also a way to show the community that people are advocating for them and to give them a chance to be part of the conversation to address violence