Lansing among 350 U.S. venues for gun violence awareness concert

Sep 23, 2016

This weekend, a Lansing church is joining some 350 other U.S. communities hosting concerts to promote awareness of gun violence. Current State’s Kevin Lavery talks with a local anti-gun activist and an MSU theater director about the “Concert Across America.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that in 2013, more than 30,000 Americans died as a result of gun violence. About one-third of them were intentionally killed by another person.

On Sunday, some 350 communities across the U.S. will take part in a national show of unity against the gun epidemic. In New York City, performers such as Jackson Browne, Roseanne Cash and Eddie Vedder will headline the “Concert Across America to End Gun Violence.”

A Lansing church is joining that effort. The concert at the Unitarian Universalist Church features several local artists, including a group of MSU theater students.

Current State’s Kevin Lavery spoke with several people involved with the concert.