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PHL (V) Gun Violence & Philadelphia's Children - Sept 13 - 2:00 PM EDT

      TTN Philadelphia Giving Circle
          invites you to attend its 3rd

         program on the issues facing
        many of our youth today

a Public Health Crisis

Tuesday, September 13th
2:00 - 3:30 pm EDT
via Zoom


Nearly each day the Philadelphia media brings us new stories of gun violence. Too often these stories focus on our children, as victims, or describing the myriad of other consequences they face because of the violence in their neighborhoods. No topic is more timely or urgent in Philadelphia at this time. It is an extremely complex problem and we need to be better informed.

Join us SEP 13th to hear from those who are trying to reduce gun violence and its consequences, as well as from young adults who live in communities that have been directly affected.

Helen Gym, City Councilmember and Advocate against Gun Violence, will moderate an expert panel listed below as we delve into this topic and discuss what can be done to reduce the amount of gun violence we are seeing on our streets and, as a consequence, its impact on Philadelphia’s children.

Panel participants:

  • Councilmember Helen Gym - Moderator
  • Natasha Daniela de Lima McGlynn - Executive Director, Anti-Violence Partnership
  • Reuben Jones - Executive Director, Frontline Dads
  • Kendra Van de Water - Executive Director, Y.E.A.H. Philly
  • Youth representatives sharing their experiences

For more information on our panelists and their organizations, click here.


To register, click on the button above.  Registration costs $5.00.

Our moderator . . .

GC Helen



Seated in 2016, Philadelphia City Councilmember Helen Gym is a long-time community organizer who leads a human rights agenda rooted in housing, education, and racial and economic justice through municipal policy. She created one of the most successful anti-eviction programs in the country that reduced evictions by 75% in what was once the 4th highest evicting city in the nation. Her work includes passing a Right to Counsel law which guarantees legal representation to low-income renters, and establishing a tenant legal defense fund, local rent vouchers, and a mandatory pre-filing eviction diversion program. 

A former public school teacher and parent organizer, Councilmember Gym helped end a 17 year state takeover of the Philadelphia public schools; and restored nurses, counselors, social workers, clean water and instrumental music to every public school. She led the charge for a $500 million school modernization campaign, including bringing air conditioning to more than two dozen schools, ending lead in drinking water, and remediating lead, asbestos and mold. She’s been at the forefront of labor rights, establishing a permanent City Department of Labor and winning groundbreaking policies like a Fair Workweek law that guarantees stable schedules for hourly workers and a first in the nation right to return law protecting the jobs of thousands of hospitality workers. Additionally, she established a legal defense fund for immigrants facing deportation and led statewide reform of residential placement facilities for at-risk youth.

Councilmember Gym is the national co-Chair of Local Progress, a network of 1200 municipal elected officials, where she leads efforts around immigrant rights and economic justice. She is the first Asian American woman to serve on her City Council body and the first Asian American Democrat elected to citywide office in 50 years.


Registration will close on 9/12/2022.  Zoom link will be sent out prior to the event.  Please register and tell your friends.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
via Zoom

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Mary W Klein
Barbara Lissy
Sandi K Slap
Open to All
Registration is required before Monday, September 12, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Payment In Full In Advance Only