Turn the Tide on Gun Violence

March 14, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Peter Becker Community, 815 Maplewood Drive, Harleysville, PA 19438

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Indivisible HOPE co-hosts this event with
Orange Wave for Gun Safety to talk about what we have already accomplished and what needs to be improved to save lives.
Speakers are:

  • Movita Johnson-Harrell, candidate for State House and founder of the Charles Foundation
  • Elizabeth Lee and Gitana Wasserman from Orange Wave for Gun Safety
  • Montgomery County Sheriff Sean Kilkenny

 

Orange Wave – For Gun Safetyis a grassroots organization based in Pennsylvania working to elect representatives who will introduce, sponsor, and support legislation designed to prevent and reduce gun violence.

Movita Johnson Harrell is a wife, mother and grandmother. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School for Social Justice and Social Policy where she earned her masters of social work. For over two decades Movita has advocated for marginalized communities.

Movita is the founder of The CHARLES Foundation (Creating Healthy Alternatives Results in Less Emotional Suffering). The CHARLES Foundation was created in memory of Charles Andre’ Johnson, Movita’s youngest child of four. On January 13th, 2011 Charles, 18 years old, died of fatal gunshot wounds.

Movita has worked nationally to organize to fight gun violence and to educate on and support gun violence prevention legislation. January 2018 Movita was appointed as the Supervisor for Victim and Witness Services at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office by District Attorney Larry Krasner. Movita is candidate for state representative in the HD 190’s special election on March 12, 2019. 

Sean P. Kilkenny was elected in 2015 as the Sheriff of Montgomery County, the third largest county in the Commonwealth. He is a long-serving member of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps and the son of a police officer.

Kilkenny served his country as an officer in both the active duty U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve for more than two decades. Now a retired lieutenant colonel, he began his military career as a paratrooper and federal prosecutor in the Judge Advocate General Corps. He has served in Iraq, Kosova, Bosnia, and South Korea. He is currently assigned as the Staff Judge Advocate to the 94th Training Division in Fort Lee, Virginia. He completed an elite program at the U.S. Army War College and earned a master’s degree in strategic studies.

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