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Force For Good presents screening, discussion on gun violence prevention

Virtual attendees will hear from States United to Prevent Gun Violence and Ceasefire PA

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Force For Good Music and Films, founded by Southampton composer and recording artist Jonathan Sprout, is hosting a screening of its award-winning short film Safe on Sunday, June 13, at 7 p.m. Safe is the recipient of 11 international film awards, including the Indie Short Festival Best Humanitarian Award, Honorable Mention.

The program features a conversation with Clai LasherSommers, executive director of States United to Prevent Gun Violence. Representatives from one of SUPGV’s state affiliates, Ceasefire PA, will also be in attendance to share information about what’s happening at the local level.

Click here to RSVP via Eventbrite to attend the live Zoom event. The event is free of charge, but there is a suggested donation of $10. All proceeds will be donated to SUPGV, a national nonprofit dedicated to making communities safer. It works to decrease gun death and injury by supporting state gun violence prevention organizations and nurturing new state organizations.

Ceasefire PA, one of 33 independent state-run groups affiliated with SUPGV, works with communities across Pennsylvania to build support from the ground up for reforms to reduce gun violence, stop the flow of illegal guns into our communities and keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have them.

Force For Good’s mission is to inspire and empower people to promote positive change by creating uplifting music and films. Its original instrumental music/film collaborations highlight vital issues for humanity, including climate change, renewable energy, gender and racial equality, homelessness and hunger, and protection and respect for the environment.

“My international friends cannot fathom how easy it is to access guns in America,” said Sprout. “It took one mass shooting in the U.K. and Australia in the 1990s and, most recently in New Zealand, to enact sensible gun legislation. Since then, there has been only one mass shooting in the U.K., and zero in Australia and New Zealand. So far in 2021, the U.S. had more than one mass shooting every day. Our government still has not enacted effective laws despite that a majority of Americans are in favor of stricter gun control legislation. We all have a right to be safe. Our work is to inspire those who educate and advocate for gun violence prevention.”

For more information on Force For Good, click here. For more on States United to Prevent Gun Violence, click here. For more on Ceasefire PA, click here.

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