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 January 8, 2013                                                                                                News Blast Vol. 4 No. 8      

Johnson County Library is hosting A Conversation about Sandy Hook

Thursday, January 10th at 7 p.m. Johnson County Library is hosting A Conversation about Sandy Hook. All around our country conversations are being had about the Sandy Hook school shooting.  What caused it?  What should our responses be?  How do we ensure safe schools?  Join with other members of the community  for a conversation on these issues at the Central Resource Library 9875 W. 87th St. in Overland Park, KS.  All perspectives and views are welcome and the conversations will be moderated by trained, neutral facilitators. 


Johnson County Library wants to provide a safe space for these hard conversations. We don't have the answers nor is that our role. Instead we are committed to providing resources and information from all sides to members of the community who want to stop feeling helpless in the face of this tragedy.


We would like civic engagement organizations from across the nation to participate in this forum in any way you see fit.  Share this invitation with staff and list-servs; send in information sheets on your work for us to put out at the event; links to share on our website for the event; or come and participate in the discussion.

For more information visit http://www.jocolibrary.org     




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