Gun Safety is Child Safety.
Redwoods exists to create safe communities for all. With gun-related injuries becoming the leading cause of death for young people in this country, we cannot and must not remain silent about this public health problem. After the Parkland shooting in 2018, we began gathering data, statistics and resources on guns and gun violence, and how youth-serving community organizations have a unique role to play. We are committed to continuing this work, and we invite all of you to join us.
Hatred & Fear Cannot Be Allowed to Win.
The events in Buffalo are despicable. They are shocking. And yet it would be a stretch to call them a surprise. In fact, they are far too common. And they are intrinsically linked to a broader set of dynamics in our communities which we, as organizations that are built to serve, can and must step up and challenge.
Our response to the Tops Supermarket Shooting in Buffalo, New York.
What Are We Doing?
If you’re someone who does not believe in any form of gun reform, then we invite you to ignore this. There is nothing we can say that is likely to change your mind. But if, like us, you believe that we can balance legitimate 2nd Amendment rights with the safety and well-being of our children, then we ask you to not give in to defeatism. We ask that you join us in demanding change.
Our response to the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
Resources to Get Involved
Below are the resources we released after the Parkland shooting in 2018.
There are many organizations working to end gun violence. Below are some to learn about and consider supporting: