PPGV Activity and Upcoming Events.
June 4 Visit to Oakland/Beaumont Family Medicine for second time. Amy Seger, MD Program Director at Sterling Heights invited us to speak. Large group and lively discussion. 15 new members. M. Shearer and J. Walden presented.
June 8 Wear Orange March at Spirit of Detroit Plaza. Oakland Co. Moms Demand Action invited J Walden to speak along with Rashida Tlaib, Robert Wittenberg, and many others. Mary Sheffield, Council President Pro Tem emceed. It was a “spirited gathering” of several hundred, but saddened by the deaths we were honoring. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2019/06/08/michigan-activists-officials-rally- Silence the Violence gun-safety-detroit/1370656001/
June 9 Wear Orange in Ypsilanti. C. Farmer, S. Lewis and J. Peggs attended. See Facebook @physiciansforthepreventionofgunviolence to view photos.
June 29 Silence the Violence march in Detroit. J. Peggs and J. Walden wore white coats in this march begun more than 10 years ago. Barry Randolph’s Church of the Messiah has a mission to youth- over 60% of his parish of 300 are young black males. Hundreds marched to reclaim the streets. Code 22 is Detroit’s effort to avoid any deaths on the 22nd of each month. PPGV invited back.
August 2. Michigan Academy of Family Physicians Annual Meeting. Shanty Creek, Bellaire. C. Farmer and W. Wadland present “Gun Safety and Violence Prevention.” Join us for early am CME.
National movement to coordinate GVP with the Denver Accords. GVpedia wrote this spring and PPGV joined. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6XXoU9CwvgRGMTrGiZEU_TWjx_16lDYAsjkEo0jAH2qBvOg/viewform