Gun Violence – Action, Truth, and Reconciliation

A Conversation with Attorney General Maura Healey, Chaplain Clementina Chéry and Two Young Activists

Sunday April 8, 3-4:30pm, Temple Emunah, Lexington

The Follen Church Gun Violence Prevention Group will present a forum on gun violence prevention and healing. Inspired by the response of the Lexington High and Middle School students to the recent school shootings, the Group wants to give voice to the students’ concerns (#LexingtonSaysEnough, the student group promoting safe schools, is a co-sponsor of the program).

In addition, they want to inform the community about existing gun safety laws and to highlight the work of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute in the Roxbury/Dorchester area, where the focus is on gun violence prevention, peace promotion, and support and healing for families of victims of gun violence. The Peace Institute’s Mother’s Day Walk for Peace is an annual march through Boston that draws upwards of 20,000 people.

The four panelists will be

  • Emily Weinberg, one of the founders of the student groups in the Lexington Schools
  • Attorney General Maura Healey (above right), who will describe existing Massachusetts and Federal gun safety laws
  • Chaplain Clementina Chéry (above, left), President of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, who describe the work of the Institute, and
  • My’kel McMillen, who will describe the pain of his personal experience with witnessing gun violence in Boston

Rev. Claire Feingold Thoryn, minister of the Follen Church, will be the moderator. Each panelist will speak for ten minutes. A question period, primarily for students, will follow. Free and open to the public.

Read/Download the Gun Violence Prevention Forum flyer

Contact: Anne Grady (Chair, Follen Church Gun Violence Prevention Group) at