The Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women will be holding a special general meeting promoting safety for children from gun violence. Titled “Lessons from Sandy Hook: Protecting Our Children & Preventing Gun Violence,” the program will feature the founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), Nicole Hockley.
Hockley will appear at the Uptown Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Avenue, on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $25.00 each and are available here or by calling 504-861-7788.
Hockley’s son Dylan was one of 20 first-graders killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December of 2012.
SHP searches for innovative solutions to promote school safety, mental health, community building and gun safety. Over 2.5 million youths, teens, and adults have been trained through programs they have offered in all 50 states.
Hockley will speak on the “Know the Signs” program SHP offers to schools and youth anc=d community groups throughout the country at no cost. The aim is to prevent shootings and suicides.
In addition to Hockley, NCJW board member Victoria Coy will also speak in her position as founder and director emeritus of the Louisiana Violence Reduction Committee.
NCJW’s State Policy Advocate Maddie Fireman will receive the section’s Emerging Leadership Award for 2019, which honors a new member who shows great potential towards future leadership.