Our 2022 Honor with Action Tour:
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Stay tuned for some exciting announcements for 2023
Boulder, CO • October 18
Free Community Screening: “Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down”
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.
LONE TREE, CO • SEPTEMBER 26
A FUN•draising event with Sandy & Lonnie Phillips
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.
MORRISON, CO • SEPTEMBER 25
Jackson Browne 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.
Long Island, NY • June 22
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.
Children Lost to Gun Violence Demand Change
Northwell’s Center for Gun Violence Prevention, hosts survivors and advocates seeking solutions.
UVALDE, TEXAS • MAY 27 – JUNE 7
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.”
Sandy & Lonnie
An interview with
Sandy, on Politico
NPR Interview With
Sandy & Lonnie Talk With KENS-5, Uvalde Local
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.
MARYLAND • May 11
Centering Survivors Conference
Survivors of gun
violence will not be silenced | READER
For The Baltimore Sun•May 20, 2022
GEORGIA • APRIL 30
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
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.