2022 Tour Notes

Our 2022 Honor with Action Tour:

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Upcoming Events:

Stay tuned for some exciting announcements for 2023

Past Events:

Gabby Giffords

Boulder, CO • October 18

Free Community Screening: Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down

Gabby with SNL!

October 18 saw a free reception and community screening of the film “Gabby Giffords: Won’t Back Down,”  hosted by Survivors Empowered and GIFFORDS. The screening filled 2 theaters and was followed by a very positive Q&A session, with Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, founders of Survivors Empowered.

From the directors of “RBG,” this powerful documentary provides a behind-the-scenes look at Gabby’s incredible career, recovery, and advocacy work.

The film is available for screening by groups. You can inquire here.

 Watch trailer and find how to watch at home, here.


Lone Tree Fundraiser

A FUN•draising event with Sandy & Lonnie Phillips

Lone Tree art

How wonderful it was to be surrounded by friends, music, art… and positive action to stop the killing, maiming and pain. We screened the powerful short movie, by Stephen Dexter, American Morning.  You can view the movie, online, by clicking here. We also held a silent auction of art, donated by supporters of Survivors Empowered.

If you missed the chance to be there in person, we will have some of the beautiful art displayed online.


Red Rocks

Jackson Browne Red Rocks Concert

Red Rocks Concert

We are basking in the glow of two amazing events: our dear friend Jackson Browne’s Red Rock concert that directed a portion of proceeds to Survivors Empowered, and a benefit in Lone Tree, Colorado, the very next day.

Jackson with SNL1

Long Island, NY • June 22

Northwell Panel

Northwell Gun Violence Prevention Conference

Northwell Health’s Center for Gun Violence Prevention on Tuesday brought together dozens of gun violence survivors, family members who have lost loved ones and advocates as part of an ongoing effort to build a coalition of support and public awareness aimed at curbing the nationwide surge in gun deaths and injuries that is killing more than 45,000 Americans annually.

Parents of Children Lost to Gun Violence Demand Change
Northwell’s Center for Gun Violence Prevention, hosts survivors and advocates seeking solutions.

TV News Coverage of Northwell Conference


Empty Uvalde Chair

We were Heartbroken… and we Turned West

Here is our statement about the tragedy: The horrifying gunshot deaths of 19 children and three adults at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas has left us, and so many other survivors of gun violence, reeling with grief and flooded with pain as we relive the worst days of our lives. Lonnie and I are altering our Honor With Action Tour to travel to Uvalde to hold the hands and broken hearts of the families who expected to wake their children this morning but will never be able to do so again.

If you are a survivor, we know the pain of your suffering. Please consider these Trauma Resources and read our free, online Survivors Toolkit, co-written with Giffords. Our hearts—and any help we can give—are with you.

We will keep you posted with updates and changes to our Honor With Action Tour. Thank you for your support and please remember our daughter Jessi’s message: “Every second of every day is a gift.”

With love,
Sandy & Lonnie

An interview with Sandy, on Politico
NPR Interview With Sandy
Sandy & Lonnie Talk With KENS-5, Uvalde Local TV



BUFFALO, NY • MAY 20 - 26

Support for Survivors of Tops Grocery Mass Shooting

We have been on the scene in Buffalo, responding to the racially motivated attack that devastated the community here, and took 10 lives. There is so much remaining to be done, but there are many activists and others on the ground here, we are detouring yet again to a place we've called home — we are on our way to San Antonio, where the deadliest mass school shooting in Texas shattered families this week.

Let's not forget them and their needs as the nation's attention switches to the tragedy in Uvalde.

Radio Interview

Buffalo community

With somebody




Centering Survivors Conference

ROAR (Rebuild, Overcome, and Rise) Center, in partnership with Survivors Empowered, hosted a free day long event Centering Survivors of Gun Violence.

Survivors of gun violence will not be silenced | READER COMMENTARY
For The Baltimore Sun•May 20, 2022



Stop the Violence Forum

Stop The Violence Forum, with Cassandra Greene 

Thank you to all that came out to W.O.W.W. MINISTRIES Stop The Violence Forum on Saturday. 

It was a powerful, informative and unifying event. We laughed, cried and had great conversations. Thank you Tynesha Tilson-Joseph and Mr. Joseph Amy Carter Hayes-Sutherland, Sandy Anglin Phillips, Lonnie Phillips. Melvennia Clark Attorneys Mickelsen and Dalton, Leonard Jones, Ana Quinones, Sheryl Brown, McCoy, Fannie Bowers, Lady Bo, Don Carlos Sherow Lenon Smith, Debbie Ward Casey, Lola Wilson, Cynthia Lain, Tracie Drewery-Roberson, Nicole King-Crawford, Novella Brown, Kyla Richey, Markisha Beason, Litosha Dennis, Dr Angela Harris. To Dr. Angie Eugene and my Trinity Global family... Thank you all, together we can make the changes.

Photo slideshow from the Forum:



SAN DIEGO, CA • February 19

Kickoff Event

Our first event was a fundraising kickoff, held in San Diego, California, on February 19, 2022.

We partnered with San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention. They were instrumental in building a very successful event. The event included a number of powerful speakers from the area, sharing their own experiences with gun violence; along with Sandy & Lonnie Phillips.

Local TV coverage of the event:

 To see the original coverage on Fox5 website, click here.

Here is a Video of the Entire San Diego Event:



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