‘Vigil for School Safety and Against Gun Violence’ to Be Held in Stamford on Sunday, Aug 11

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A “Vigil for School Safety in Stamford,” also called a “Vigil for School Safety and an End to Gun Violence” is scheduled for 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11 at Latham Park in Downtown Stamford.

The event is sponsored by the Episcopal churches in Stamford.

Latham Park is a pocket park at 269 Bedford St. in downtown Stamford.

Representatives of Moms Demand Action, Women on Watch, The Enough Campaign, and the Interfaith Council of Southwestern Connecticut will be in attendance.

Stamford Mayor David Martin and Thomas Wuennemann, Stamford assistant police chief, are two of the listed speakers. An announcement on Facebook says other speakers include “Micheal Hyman (of DOMUS), Tamu Lucero (the Stamford Public Schools superintendent), Stamford’s Fire Chief and Jeremy Stein (executive director of Connecticut Against Gun Violence).”

  • A separate gun violence vigil is scheduled to take place starting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8 in Norwalk.

School Supplies to Be Collected

The announcement also says the Episcopal churches of Stamford will be collecting school supplies for students in need:

“WE WILL BE COLLECTING THE FOLLOWING DONATIONS FOR DOMUS AT THE EVENT:
3 subject spiral notebooks
Backpacks:(for boys/girls. generic colors)
Calculators: (basic and scientific)
Markers.
Pencils – Regular & Colored Pens – Blue & Black –
As well as many other materials needed by the students.”

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