JOIN US: 29th Annual Virginia Vigil & Advocacy Day to Prevent Gun Violence


Join the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence & the Virginia Center for Public Safety, and our community partners virtually on Monday, January 18. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day,  we honor the memory and teachings of a great civil rights leader who was killed by gunfire as he spoke out for justice. We will also honor the lives of all Virginians killed by gun violence. Together, we will raise our voices for responsible gun laws as we work to end Virginia’s gun violence epidemic.

Date: Monday, January 18, 2021

Time: 1:15 pm to 3:00 pm (*Zoom event opens at 1pm)

Hosted by the Virginia Center for Public Safety, the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and our Virginia community partners

Location:  Zoom — log-in details will be shared upon registration


Join us for a day that will start with an online vigil, as we come together to honor the legacy of MLK and all those killed by firearms. Then, as the Virginia General Assembly gavels in its 2021 session, we will provide a legislative update and ways to engage with Virginia state delegates and senators virtually this session to reduce gun violence.

Register for the event

Official Time and Host: 1:15 – 3:00pm, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

How to Join: Registrants will receive Zoom log-in details upon registration.

The Day's Schedule

1:00Zoom Event Opens
1:15 - 2 p.m.Virtual Vigil to Honor Virginia Lives Killed by Gun Violence
Featured Speakers Include:
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring
Faith Leaders
2 - 3 p.m.Virginia Legislative Update
Featured Speakers Include:
Andrew Goddard, Legislative Director, Virginia Center for Public Safety
Lori Haas, Virginia State Director, CSGV/Ed Fund
Josh Horwitz, Executive Director, CSGV/Ed Fund
Kelly Roskam, Legal Director and General Counsel, CSGV/Ed Fund
Kami Chavis, Special Advisor to the Executive Director, CSGV/Ed Fund; Vice Provost, Professor of Law, and Director of the Criminal Justice Program at the Wake Forest University School of Law