Prior to the vote on gun legislation held Monday, April 1, at the State Capitol, the following letter was presented to members of the Connecticut legislative body at a press conference facilitated by Sandy Hook Promise, in the office of Senator John McKinney. Speaking briefly at the press conference was Nicole Hockley, the mother of Sandy Hook Elementary School first grade student Dylan Hockley, who perished 12/14. Bill Sherlach, husband of school psychologist Mary Sherlach who died at the school 12/14, read the letter.
Sandy Hook Promise members Tim Makris, James Belden, Tom Bittman, Lee Shull, and Rob Cox joined the families of Daniel Barden, Avielle Richman, and Dylan Hockley, who died at Sandy Hook Elementary School December 14, for a press conference and town hall meeting in San Francisco on Thursday, March 14, that brought together the local grassroots organization and members of the Silicon Valley technology community to launch the Sandy Hook Promise Innovation Initiative.
“There’s a kind of profound question when change is imposed on you in a violent way,” said David Kaczynski. “How does one make meaning of it? The option is not to ‘get over it.’ The question becomes, is there a way to reconnect and develop a sense of hope?”
Shake It For Sandy Hook, 1-3 pm, Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, $15/advance, $20/door, all ages welcome, no fitness experience necessary for choreographed fitness routines that combine athletic drills, dance moves, strength training and fun that combines old school aerobics, kickboxing and dance moves, presented by VGroove Fitness instructors, space limited, also raffles, angel pins, proceeds to be divided between Sandy Hook Promise (raffles), Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue and Hook & Ladder Vol.
"It is far better to light a candle than to curse the darkness."
—HH Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama
The first of the Four Noble Truths taught by the historical Buddha affirmed the reality of human suffering. The Buddha went on to outline a methodology for transforming negative emotions of anger, despair, and helplessness into a path of active compassion toward oneself and others.
NEW YORK CITY — New York Giants safety Stevie Brown will challenge Washington Redskins linebacker Rob Jackson in Pro Player Insiders’ first-ever Gridiron Chef Competition on Tuedfay, April 23, in New York City. The NFL rivals will turn up the heat during an exciting celebrity VIP event designed to raise funds for a great cause.
Ticket proceeds from the event will benefit Sandy Hook Promise.