Local Mothers’ Organization Gathers Community for Grieving and Action
Transforming Sorrow Into Action: A Community Gathering of Solidarity, Support and Song
Friday, Dec 21th. 10-11:30am
Edwards Church, 297 Main St., Northampton
Annette Cycon, Founder of MotherWoman writes:
In response to the devastating acts of violence which took the lives of 20 innocent children and their brave teachers and principal last Friday, MotherWoman, a local non-profit that supports mothers and families, invites the community to a gathering in which we can express our sorrow, hear from local clergy, find solace in music and take action on behalf of ending gun violence.
Internationally known recording artists, The Nields, and the local women’s choir, WINGS, will lead us in song. There will also be a call to action which will include an opportunity to join together in insisting that our legislators take a stand and lead us in developing a substantive plan to end gun violence in the U.S.
As a mother I am grieving with the families who lost cherished children and loved ones. MotherWoman wants to bring the community together to share our feelings and transform our grief into action. We need to stop these senseless acts of violence. This is the MotherWoman way – to gather our community, share honest feelings, draw strength from each other, and take action to create change.
Rabbi Nancy Flam will offer a prayer. Other community organizations, like Yoga Sanctuary and the Haydenville Congregational Church are also co-sponsoring this event, which is free and open to the public.