Remembering Tucson – One Year Later
Across the country on January 8th, vigils will commemorate the first anniversary of the Tucson, Arizona, shooting that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including US Representative Gabrielle Giffords. Sadly, the six who died that day were just a small fraction of the Americans who fell victim to gun violence in 2011. Annually, more than 100,000 Americans are killed or injured by firearms, and the number of Americans who are shot continues to rise.
Click here for a partial list of activities planned to commemorate the Tucson shooting.
The Joyce Foundation is committed to supporting efforts to build awareness about the problem of gun violence in America, and to educating the public and policy makers about the common-sense policies that can help reduce gun violence and improve public health and safety.
Following the Tucson tragedy, Joyce Foundation President Ellen S. Alberding challenged the philanthropy community to make a commitment to protect communities from gun violence. Read her op-ed in the Chronicle of Philanthropy here. The Foundation is grateful to our grantees and funding partners for their dedication to improving public health and safety and to bringing attention to the devastating toll of gun violence on families and communities.
Selected Activities Hosted by Joyce Grantees
For more information on the national activities planned by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, click here.