Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to honor gun violence survivors Saturday

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to honor gun violence survivors Saturday

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The Monroe County Public Library is located at 303 E. Kirkwood Ave. People will be able to gather Saturday at the library to make "soul boxes," hand-folded origami boxes for victims of gun violence in America and listen to stories from survivors. IDS file photo and Alex Deryn Buy Photos Bloomington’s local chapter of Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America plans to gather Saturday at the Monroe County Public Library to honor gun violence survivors by listening to survivors’ stories and creating hand-folded boxes for gun violence victims. “As a society, we struggle to grasp the toll of this violence,” said Courtney Daily, co-leader of Bloomington’s chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. The event, "Moments That Survive" is 3 p.m. Saturday in room 1C at the library. Daily said even those who aren’t moms are welcome to attend. Attendees will create and decorate “soul boxes,” which are hand-folded origami boxes. The organization will create one “soul box” for each victim of gun violence in the U.S. Roughly 36,000 Americans die each year due to gun violence, according to Giffords Law Center . The boxes will be displayed in locations across the country, such as cities in Oregon and Denver, Colorado, Daily said. Daily said the idea is each box will be different, just like each soul who died is different. Moms Demand Action is a nonpartisan organization that supports the second amendment but also sees the value in reducing the epidemic of gun […]

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