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The Heart of the Matter: United Against Gun Violence with Brady California

April 21 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

There is no one solution to end this epidemic of gun violence. Brady’s comprehensive approach addresses every aspect with more than 45 years of research and real-world experience. Learn facts about gun violence, Brady’s life-saving programs, and what you can do to make America and your own neighborhood safer with San Francisco Chapter Co-Leaders Mattie Scott, Brady California President;  Ruth Borenstein, Brady California Legislative Lead; and Kath Tsakalakis, Brady National Board Member and NorCal Regional Leadership Council Co-Chair. The Rev. Canon Anna E. Rossi will moderate the program.

The Heart of the Matter is part of Grace Cathedral’s social justice initiative “Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: Responding Faithfully to Gun Violence.”

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About the Speakers

Mattie Scott: As the founder and Executive Director of Healing 4 Our Families & Our Nation (H4OF&ON), Mattie is a veteran with many decades of experience in the fields of violence prevention, gun violence survivorship, and activism. She is also the San Francisco Chapter Leader of Mothers-in-Charge, the Brady California President, and Brady San Francisco Chapter Co-Lead. Mattie advocates to stop gun violence across California and nationally, from San Francisco to Sacramento to the White House.

Ruth Borenstein: Ruth is the Brady California Legislative Lead and San Francisco Chapter Co-Lead. She is a retired attorney and, although not herself a survivor, she saw the devastating effects of gun violence firsthand when she was called to the scene of a workplace shooting to assist a client. As a lawyer, Ruth worked on several pro bono amicus briefs in support of gun safety laws. She attended many vigils, rallies, and marches over the years, including one where she met Mattie Scott, who inspired her to do more.

Kath Tsakalakis: Kath is a Brady National Board Member, NorCal Regional Leadership Council Co-Chair, and San Francisco Chapter Co-Lead. She worked for 20 years in strategy consulting, including two years in South Africa, where she survived an armed carjacking. Her understanding of guns from three years in the British Army has turned out to be very relevant to life as an American citizen. Both her sons report that lockdown drills are pointless because school shooters know where everyone hides.

About the Moderator

The Rev. Canon Anna E. Rossi is Canon Precentor and Director of Interfaith Engagement for Grace Cathedral. She is on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Interfaith Council.

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Date:
April 21
Time:
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
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Grace Cathedral
1100 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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The Heart of the Matter: United Against Gun Violence with Brady California

There is no one solution to end this epidemic of gun violence. Brady’s comprehensive approach addresses every aspect with more than 45 years of research and real-world experience. Learn facts about gun violence, Brady’s life-saving programs, and what you can do to make America and your own neighborhood safer with San Francisco Chapter Co-Leaders Mattie Scott, Brady California President;  Ruth Borenstein, Brady California Legislative Lead; and Kath Tsakalakis, Brady National Board Member and NorCal Regional Leadership Council Co-Chair. The Rev. Canon Anna E. Rossi will moderate the program.

The Heart of the Matter is part of Grace Cathedral’s social justice initiative “Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: Responding Faithfully to Gun Violence.”

Listen

About the Speakers

Mattie Scott: As the founder and Executive Director of Healing 4 Our Families & Our Nation (H4OF&ON), Mattie is a veteran with many decades of experience in the fields of violence prevention, gun violence survivorship, and activism. She is also the San Francisco Chapter Leader of Mothers-in-Charge, the Brady California President, and Brady San Francisco Chapter Co-Lead. Mattie advocates to stop gun violence across California and nationally, from San Francisco to Sacramento to the White House.

Ruth Borenstein: Ruth is the Brady California Legislative Lead and San Francisco Chapter Co-Lead. She is a retired attorney and, although not herself a survivor, she saw the devastating effects of gun violence firsthand when she was called to the scene of a workplace shooting to assist a client. As a lawyer, Ruth worked on several pro bono amicus briefs in support of gun safety laws. She attended many vigils, rallies, and marches over the years, including one where she met Mattie Scott, who inspired her to do more.

Kath Tsakalakis: Kath is a Brady National Board Member, NorCal Regional Leadership Council Co-Chair, and San Francisco Chapter Co-Lead. She worked for 20 years in strategy consulting, including two years in South Africa, where she survived an armed carjacking. Her understanding of guns from three years in the British Army has turned out to be very relevant to life as an American citizen. Both her sons report that lockdown drills are pointless because school shooters know where everyone hides.

About the Moderator

The Rev. Canon Anna E. Rossi is Canon Precentor and Director of Interfaith Engagement for Grace Cathedral. She is on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Interfaith Council.

Give to Grace

You can help us bring the arts to life at Grace with a gift today to The Forum. Click here to give.   

Become a GraceArts Member

Love engaging dialogue? We offer a special cultural membership program, GraceArts, focused exclusively on the arts and well-being. GraceArts allows a wider community to belong to and support Grace, with discounts and benefits on a robust schedule of events. Learn more and join!

Sunday

April 21, 2024
12:45PM - 1:45PM
Grace Cathedral
Register Today

There is no one solution to end this epidemic of gun violence. Brady’s comprehensive approach addresses every aspect with more than 45 years of research and real-world experience. Learn facts about gun violence, Brady’s life-saving programs, and what you can do to make America and your own neighborhood safer with San Francisco Chapter Co-Leaders Mattie Scott, Brady California President;  Ruth Borenstein, Brady California Legislative Lead; and Kath Tsakalakis, Brady National Board Member and NorCal Regional Leadership Council Co-Chair. The Rev. Canon Anna E. Rossi will moderate the program.

The Heart of the Matter is part of Grace Cathedral’s social justice initiative “Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: Responding Faithfully to Gun Violence.”

Listen

About the Speakers

Mattie Scott: As the founder and Executive Director of Healing 4 Our Families & Our Nation (H4OF&ON), Mattie is a veteran with many decades of experience in the fields of violence prevention, gun violence survivorship, and activism. She is also the San Francisco Chapter Leader of Mothers-in-Charge, the Brady California President, and Brady San Francisco Chapter Co-Lead. Mattie advocates to stop gun violence across California and nationally, from San Francisco to Sacramento to the White House.

Ruth Borenstein: Ruth is the Brady California Legislative Lead and San Francisco Chapter Co-Lead. She is a retired attorney and, although not herself a survivor, she saw the devastating effects of gun violence firsthand when she was called to the scene of a workplace shooting to assist a client. As a lawyer, Ruth worked on several pro bono amicus briefs in support of gun safety laws. She attended many vigils, rallies, and marches over the years, including one where she met Mattie Scott, who inspired her to do more.

Kath Tsakalakis: Kath is a Brady National Board Member, NorCal Regional Leadership Council Co-Chair, and San Francisco Chapter Co-Lead. She worked for 20 years in strategy consulting, including two years in South Africa, where she survived an armed carjacking. Her understanding of guns from three years in the British Army has turned out to be very relevant to life as an American citizen. Both her sons report that lockdown drills are pointless because school shooters know where everyone hides.

About the Moderator

The Rev. Canon Anna E. Rossi is Canon Precentor and Director of Interfaith Engagement for Grace Cathedral. She is on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Interfaith Council.

Give to Grace

You can help us bring the arts to life at Grace with a gift today to The Forum. Click here to give.   

Become a GraceArts Member

Love engaging dialogue? We offer a special cultural membership program, GraceArts, focused exclusively on the arts and well-being. GraceArts allows a wider community to belong to and support Grace, with discounts and benefits on a robust schedule of events. Learn more and join!

Sunday

April 21, 2024
12:45PM - 1:45PM
Grace Cathedral
Register Today

Sunday

April 21, 2024
12:45PM - 1:45PM
Grace Cathedral
Register Today

There is no one solution to end this epidemic of gun violence. Brady’s comprehensive approach addresses every aspect with more than 45 years of research and real-world experience. Learn facts about gun violence, Brady’s life-saving programs, and what you can do to make America and your own neighborhood safer with San Francisco Chapter Co-Leaders Mattie Scott, Brady California President;  Ruth Borenstein, Brady California Legislative Lead; and Kath Tsakalakis, Brady National Board Member and NorCal Regional Leadership Council Co-Chair. The Rev. Canon Anna E. Rossi will moderate the program.

The Heart of the Matter is part of Grace Cathedral’s social justice initiative “Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: Responding Faithfully to Gun Violence.”

Listen

About the Speakers

Mattie Scott: As the founder and Executive Director of Healing 4 Our Families & Our Nation (H4OF&ON), Mattie is a veteran with many decades of experience in the fields of violence prevention, gun violence survivorship, and activism. She is also the San Francisco Chapter Leader of Mothers-in-Charge, the Brady California President, and Brady San Francisco Chapter Co-Lead. Mattie advocates to stop gun violence across California and nationally, from San Francisco to Sacramento to the White House.

Ruth Borenstein: Ruth is the Brady California Legislative Lead and San Francisco Chapter Co-Lead. She is a retired attorney and, although not herself a survivor, she saw the devastating effects of gun violence firsthand when she was called to the scene of a workplace shooting to assist a client. As a lawyer, Ruth worked on several pro bono amicus briefs in support of gun safety laws. She attended many vigils, rallies, and marches over the years, including one where she met Mattie Scott, who inspired her to do more.

Kath Tsakalakis: Kath is a Brady National Board Member, NorCal Regional Leadership Council Co-Chair, and San Francisco Chapter Co-Lead. She worked for 20 years in strategy consulting, including two years in South Africa, where she survived an armed carjacking. Her understanding of guns from three years in the British Army has turned out to be very relevant to life as an American citizen. Both her sons report that lockdown drills are pointless because school shooters know where everyone hides.

About the Moderator

The Rev. Canon Anna E. Rossi is Canon Precentor and Director of Interfaith Engagement for Grace Cathedral. She is on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Interfaith Council.

Give to Grace

You can help us bring the arts to life at Grace with a gift today to The Forum. Click here to give.   

Become a GraceArts Member

Love engaging dialogue? We offer a special cultural membership program, GraceArts, focused exclusively on the arts and well-being. GraceArts allows a wider community to belong to and support Grace, with discounts and benefits on a robust schedule of events. Learn more and join!