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Crispus Attucks hosting gun violence awareness meal on Saturday

The Rev. Daniel Pilgrim, at center background in a light-colored blazer, speaks at the Gun Violence Awareness Thanksgiving Community Meal at Crispus Attucks Community Center in this November 2022 file photo. (Source: OUL)

Local grassroots advocates calling for an end to gun violence will hold their third annual Thanksgiving community meal this Saturday, Nov. 11.

The free event is scheduled from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at Crispus Attucks Community Center, 407 Howard Ave. It will feature live musical entertainment and speakers discussing gun violence and gun control.

The principal organizer is Lindsey Martin, whose fiancé, Kendell Cook, was shot and killed in Carlisle in 2021. Participating organizations include CeaseFire PA and Heeding God’s Call to End Gun Violence.

In a social media post, Martin said: “We can not erase the damages done, but together as a community we can come to honor and speak out for our loved ones that have lost their lives to gun violence!”