In Memoriam: Remember the Victims of Gun Violence, Demand Stronger Gun Laws

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North Shore Riverfront Park Pittsburgh, beneath the Mr. Rogers statue

North Shore Riverfront Park

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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In Memoriam: A solemn rally to remember the victims of gun violence and demand stronger gun laws.

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Join Squirrel Hill Stands, Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh and CeaseFirePA for this important event.

We will honor: the 11 victims of the October 27 shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue, All the victims of gun homicide in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County and the victims of mass shootings across the nation over the past year.

We will demand: that our legislators pass stronger gun laws to stop the carnage once and for all.

The event will be largely silent - no speakers, no chants, with an emphasis on visually communicating our message. We will provide signs for participants to hold that include the name of the event (In Memoriam) and a place for each participant to insert the gun violence incident date that is most meaningful to them. Each sign will also include messages calling for specific gun violence prevention legislation, such as 'Universal Background Checks Save Lives' and '22,000 Americans die of Gun Suicide Each Year - Pass Extreme Risk Laws Now!!'

Please try to arrive by 3:45 pm to sign in and pick up a sign.

Continue scrolling to see our faith and community partners

Location, Transportation and Parking:

We will be at the North Shore Riverfront Park, on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, below the Mr. Rogers statue, also listed in Google Maps as "Tribute to Children by Robert Berks."

We strongly encourage attendees to use public transportation on the day of the event. The Allegheny Station T stop is the closest T station and is 0.4mi away. The T is free between Downtown and Allegheny Station and those stops are ADA accessible. To find the best T or bus route from your location to the North Shore you can use the Pittsburgh Port Authority website: https://www.portauthority.org/trip-planner/

If you do decide to drive, we recommend carpooling with friends and neighbors. There is street parking at city meters ($3/hr) on Art Rooney Ave. and North Shore Dr. (east of Art Rooney Ave.). Watch out for "No Parking after 4pm" signs elsewhere. Alco's surface Gold Lot 2, and Gold 1 Garage, both with entrances on Chuck Noll Way should also be open, with rates of $5 for 0-2 hours and are the closest to the event site. Both have ADA parking. See https://alcoparking.com/locations/north-shore/ for details and additional area lots.

Accessibility:

There will be ASL Interpretation.

Access to the Three Rivers Heritage Trail at the site below North Shore Dr. & Art Rooney Ave. is by almost 3 dozen steps. There is a winding, 450 foot long, sloping path (no landings) down to the site that starts approximately 560 feet from the steps, with closer access to the path (200 feet) from the intersection at Chuck Noll Way near Jerome Bettis' Grille 36 restaurant. We recommend those using mobility devices park close to/get dropped off near the North Shore Drive & Chuck Noll Way intersection (curb cut on far side of intersection) for closer access to the sloping path.

There are no bathrooms on-site, but the Manager of the Bettis Grille has graciously said that attendees may use the restaurant's restrooms during the event.

Additional Faith and Community Partners include:

Congregation Dor Hadash

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network

Team Enough (youth led initiative of Brady United)

J Street Pittsburgh

Systemic Change Team of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills

Center of Life : Hazelwood | Pittsburgh

Sixth Presbyterian Church

Bidwell Presbyterian Church

Temple Sinai Tikkun Olam Center for Jewish Social Justice

Students Demand Action - University of Pittsburgh

Students Demand Action - Taylor Allderdice

Casa San Jose

Pittsburgh | Repair the World

Coalition for Safe Community Spaces

CAIR - Pittsburgh (Council on American Islamic Relations)

Progress PA

Women's March Pittsburgh

Indivisible Pittsburgh

Amnesty International Chapter 39

Black Women for Positive Change

Voices Against Violence

PULSE - Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience

Greater Pittsburgh Coalition Against Violence

Global Switchboard

Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP)

Ahinsa Pittsburgh (Alliance for Humanitarian Initiatives, Nonviolence and Spirituality

NCJW Pittsburgh (National Council of Jewish Women)

Valley View Presbyterian Church

If you or your organization are interesting in being an event partner, email us at info@squirrelhillstandsagainstgunviolence.com

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North Shore Riverfront Park Pittsburgh, beneath the Mr. Rogers statue

North Shore Riverfront Park

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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