Fairfield University community to join the march against gun violence


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Image: Fairfield UniversityWhat: Fairfield University's Center for Faith and Public Life, in partnership with the Center for Catholic Studies, Peace and Justice Studies, and the Service for Justice Residential College, is organizing transportation for faculty, staff, and students who would like to attend a march against gun violence.

When: Thursday, February 14, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Where: North steps of the Capital building, in Hartford, Conn.

Why: This event was organized in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Twenty young children and six educators were shot and killed. Walkers are encouraged to wear green and/or white, the colors of Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Who: Two organizations are planning this rally at the Capital building: March for Change is a local grassroots coalition of activists supporting the enactment of safer gun legislation in Connecticut. They are partnered with Connecticut Against Gun Violence, an organization which has addressed this issue since 1993.

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on February 7, 2013

Vol. 45, No. 182