Greetings from Nicole Anderson-Cobb, PhD, ICHV Outreach Coordinator:
With commentary from yours truly, non-ivory-tower non-PhD.
1. Thanks to all who came out to the “Silent Nights: Contemplating Peace” program last night. It was a WONDERFUL opportunity to remember, share, explore the real challenges of gun violence in our society and strengthen ourselves for the work ahead.
ICHV’s ivory-tower hired-gun Nicole Anderson-Cobb decided to have a sing-a-long at the Champaign Public Library “in light of this week’s horrifying events at Sandy Hook Elementary School AND the continued gun violence across Central Illinois”.
I wonder, did Nicole and friends sing about the Illinois Conservation cop who needed to use his gun to repel a violent home invader to protect a woman he didn’t even know, along with his two toddlers?
I kind of doubt it, but really, what’s the point of holding a sing-a-long and a candle-light vigil indoors in a closed room at a library? Did they turn off the lights as well and sing really quietly so as not to disturb anyone?
If that’s Nicole’s idea of solving the problem of criminal violence, then we’re all in for victimization at the hands of the strong and the predatory criminals of society.
2. I also wanted to remind you that we will have our first ICHV Book Club gathering for “Keeping The Peace: Mindfulness & Public Service” on January 12, 2013 4:00-6:00 pm at the Quaker Meeting House 1904 East Main Street Urbana, Illinois.
So, ICHV’s grassroots organization is now a book club?
Could Nicole have done any better job cementing their tiny, but merry band of anti-gun zealots and a few do-gooders into utter and permanent irrelevancy? We don’t think so.
Well, folks, if you’re interested in paying them a visit to discuss some book ranked #839,346 at Amazon (translation: discussing the irrelevant), join ’em.
For the rest of us with a life on a Saturday night, we can think of a plethora of more constructive things to do, such as spending time with your family and friends.