As gun violence surges throughout our state and country, New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence is working harder than ever to prevent our youth, families and communities from experiencing its devastating effects.
Lock Em Up!
We are expanding our free gun lock and gun safety program by getting gunlocks and bilingual gun safety information to Regional Children’s Medical Services, Sheriff’s Departments, doctor’s offices and food distribution sites. We are handing out 1000’s of free gun locks and brochures!
Hitting the Road to Train Law Enforcement on ERPO:
GOING TO THE MOVIES:
Gun Violence Prevention Documentary:
We have hired filmmaker John Acosta to create a gun violence prevention film that we will screen for our youth when we present at schools, at gang intervention centers and youth community programs.
SUMMER GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION ART PROJECT AND EVENT:
International District Gun Violence Prevention Mural and Community Event to End Gun violence.
We have witnessed first-hand how the creation of gun violence prevention murals provides a space that creates dialogue, raises awareness, and beautifies a community through art on an issue that affects the safety and well-being of that community.
The International District has seen an uptick in gun violence. Starting in July, we will be facilitating and funding a massive gun violence prevention mural created by community members. This will be our 10th gun violence prevention mural and our largest to date. Warren Montoya of Rezonate Art will be the supervising artist. The unveiling will be a community event where members of the community can finish the mural followed by a peace rally.
Here is where we need your help: The cost of the mural is over $20,000.
Let’s Pay the Artists!
Supervising artist’s cost: $8,000.00
Project Assistant: $2,000.00
$500.00 for stipends for core group of community participants: $4000.00
No Starving Artists on our Watch:
Lunches and healthy snacks: $1500.00
The wall is HUGE:
Scissor crane rental: $500.00
Can’t do a mural without paint (and supplies): $3000.00
Let’s all work together to make this mural a reality.
Rev. Dr. Harry Eberts and Miranda Viscoli, Co-presidents
New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence