Saturday, September 24, 2016


Repeating from a previous post. This happens TOMORROW (Sunday)!

What: La Crosse to hold events for national awareness day, “The Concert Across American to End Gun Violence”, on Sunday, Sept. 25

Please help us spread the message concerning the growing issue of gun violence in the Unites States, including gun suicides and domestic violence involving guns.

Annually, Sept. 25 is designated as a day to Remember Murder Victims.  This year, it will also serve as a national movement.  Communities across the country – from Boston to San Francisco, from Minneapolis to Miami – are participating with music, speakers and activities.  For a look at the national website, go to

The La Crosse coordinators, led by Anne Drecktrah, Susan Fox and Diane Breeser, have planned a variety of events at four different venues.  The line-up includes local bands Blind Baby Olin and the Workbences, Mr. Blink, and Pig Town Fling, musicians Dennis Kuhn, Chris Rude, Special Export, Matt Monsoor, rapper Guess Prefontaine and The 5th Chamber Quintet.  Also performing are the La Crosse Dance Centre, Mujeres Orgullosas, UW-L Theater Department (performing a scene from the world premiere of “26 Pebbles” a play about the Sandy Hook shootings) and local storytellers.  There will also be a children’s area at each venue.

Guest speakers/readers include members of law enforcement, the LGBTQ community,  Naohoua Tony Yang, Tracy Littlejohn, Shaundel Spivey, State Senator Jennifer Schilling, Keith Knutson, Mark Taylor, Sister Julie Walsh and others.  La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat will also offer an opening welcome and statement.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

1-3pm Root Note, hosted my Mike Scott

3:30-5:30pm Stein House, hosted by Colin Thelen

6-8pm the Pump House, hosted by Ryan Soberg

8:30-9pm Riverside Park (south end), Community Sing and candlelight

There is a local flyer, but no one can open the file!. Please, I beg you! If you have MS Publisher on your computer, take it off immediately or burn that computer. Do not use publisher! Do not give people publisher files. They can't open them!!!! If you must use publisher, print the final product as a .pdf. Please!

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