Gun Violence 101: The Public Health Model Print E-mail
Written by Kelly Guncheon   


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Tuesday, November 15

6 p.m. doors open            6:15 p.m. dinner             6:45 p.m. program.          

Church of the Epiphany, 4900 Nathan Lane N, Plymouth

(1 block west of Highway 169 on the South Side of Schmidt Lake Road)



The Rev. Nancy Nord Bence

Protect Minnesota Executive Director


nancy nord benceProtect Minnesota Executive Director The Rev. Nancy Nord Bence will discuss “Gun Violence 101: The Public Health Model."   An ordained Lutheran pastor, Reverend Bence felt called to leave parish ministry and join the gun reform movement after officiating at six funerals for gun violence victims.  She now serves as Executive Director of Protect Minnesota, the only independent, state-based gun violence prevention organization in Minnesota. Protect Minnesota works to reduce gun deaths and injuries through education, organization, and advocacy.

Westside Progressives, a non-partisan educational forum that encourages civil and thoughtful discussion about progressive issues, usually meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Church of the Epiphany, located at Schmidt Lake Road and Nathan Lane in Plymouth. We are meeting on the third Tuesday in November and December so the forums aren't too close to the holidays.  $10 lasagna/salad dinner. If you don't want to have the dinner, please let Kelly Guncheon know when you RSVP.

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