Monday, May 7, 2018

Vanguard Theater Company, Local Artists Host Benefit to Raise Awareness and Funds For Gun Violence Prevention

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WHEN: Saturday, May 12, 8:00 PM
WHERE: First Congregational Church, 40 S Fullerton Avenue, Montclair
TICKETS: adults $15 online/$20 at door; students $5 online; $10 at door
vanguardtheatercompany.org 

Sing For Our Lives will include storytelling, spoken word poetry, theater scenes, choral performances, and other live music, and is appropriate for all ages. Student artists from Rutgers University and the Montclair area will be joined by Broadway performers. They will also be joined by two of the speakers from Newark’s March for Our Lives, Princess Sabaroche and Elijah Brown. The proceeds of the event will go to co-sponsors, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Students Demand Action, and Everytown for Gun Safety.

WHO: Vanguard Theater Company, New Jersey Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Students Demand Action, Everytown for Gun Safety

ABOUT VANGUARD THEATER COMPANY

Vanguard Theater Company is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit producing original, collaborative and re-imagined works of theater.  Dedicated to D.R.E.A.M. - Diversity, Reciprocity, Education, Awareness and Mentorship - Vanguard is committed to imaginative, non-traditional, multi-cultural casting, and professional artistic mentorship.

Vanguard Theater Company's year-round programming is made possible through generous support from TeeRico by Lin-Manuel Miranda; The New York Community Trust; Seton Hall University; Investors Bank; collaborations with Montclair Film, and the generosity of many individual donors.  For more information about Vanguard Theater Company, visitwww.VanguardTheaterCompany.org

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ABOUT MOMS DEMAND ACTION

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was created to demand action from legislators, state and federal; companies; and educational institutions to establish common-sense gun reforms.

Moms Demand Action was founded by stay-at-home mom Shannon Watts on December 15, 2012, in response to the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The organization quickly flourished into a leading force for gun violence prevention, with chapters in all 50 states and a powerful grassroots network of moms that has successfully effected change at the local, state and national level. In December 2013, Moms Demand Action partnered with Mayors Against Illegal Guns to unite a nationwide movement of millions of Americans working together to change the game and end the epidemic of gun violence that affects every community.

Moms Demand Action supports the 2nd Amendment, but we believe common-sense solutions can help decrease the escalating epidemic of gun violence that kills too many of our children and loved ones every day. We must act now on new and stronger gun laws and policies to protect our children.

Moms Demand Action envisions a country where all children and families are safe from gun violence. Our nonpartisan grassroots movement has grown to include a chapter in every state across the country. We are educating, motivating, and mobilizing supporters to take action that will result in stronger laws and policies to save lives.