Moms Demand Action Event Planned For This Thursday – Brevard, NC


Last updated 10/14/2019 at 3:48pm

In response to gun violence, local nonprofits are inviting the public to take part in a community art project at the Willow Oak behind Brevard Housing Authority.

The “Peace Tree” art project will be held Oct. 17, with a drop-in time between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Brevard Housing Authority on West Morgan Street. Sponsors include Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, Morning Glory Inspirations, Project Empathy and SAFE.

“When we had a showing of ‘Newtown’ at Brevard College this past spring, a follow-up community art project was one of our intentions,” said Nicola Karesh of Moms Demand Action and Morning Glory Inspirations. “Giving people a safe and healing way to express how they feel about gun violence felt important. What is the impact that this has on an individual, the people that they know or may not even know? How do we deal with this in our personal life and within our broader community?

“Even when gun violence is experienced in other communities, many of us feel it, like a living, breathing weight inside of us. Coming together to express what we think and feel can be therapeutic and healing, especially when we join with others. It is important to not lose hope, and to keep our minds and hearts centered on life-affirming actions and practices. It is important to be together, experiencing our shared goal of love and peace for all.”

The art created will be featured at the Arts Council’s “Faces of Freedom” exhibition, which will run Jan. 13-31, with an opening reception and performance evening on Friday, Jan. 17.

“This creative project is a way to help us heal and create peace in our homes, our community and our world,” said Su Slover of Moms Demand Action.


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