Gunsense offers ‘Building Bridges’ workshop, May 2

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Gun Sense Chester County (formerly The Chester County Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence) is offering a “public invited workshop” for anyone interested in learning techniques for building thoughtful discussion on issues related to gun violence prevention.

The workshop is called “Building Bridges.” It’s designed to teach skills and approaches that can help foster conversations that avoid unproductive name calling, stereotyping and verbal “bomb throwing” to instead build understanding of diverse perspectives.

“We are not all going to agree on every issue surrounding gun violence and effective prevention methods,” says Ann Cummings, Chairperson of Gun Sense Chester County. “If our communities are to find a productive way forward, we have to be able to listen to each other and find common ground.”

The event will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:15 PM. The church is located at 10 West Pleasant Grove Road, West Chester. The workshop is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. Following a brief presentation, Gun Sense coaches will facilitate small group discussions, giving participants a chance to practice the content and approaches presented.

“The issue of gun violence affects everyone in our society,” Cummings says. “We want to talk to all citizens, gun owners and non-gun owners alike, about ways to protect all of our freedoms and promote gun safety for individuals and our communities. These are not easy conversations, but they are important ones.”

The Gun Sense Organization is online at:, on Facebook, or by email at Donations (made out to Gun Sense Chester County) can be sent to 1549 Millrace Lane, West Chester PA 19380. Gun Sense is an all volunteer, not for profit, 501 (C) (4) organization founded in 2017.    Send article as PDF   

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