Silence the Violence Month of Action

Educating and Advocating Against Gun Violence in June

Join End Gun Violence Michigan and Episcopalians across the state for a Michigan-wide month of action to Silence the Violence!

Silence the Violence began seventeen years ago by the Church of the Messiah in Detroit, bringing the community together to remember the victims of gun violence and advocate for action to prevent future injury and death. In 2023, Michigan passed four new historic gun laws. This year’s observance of Silence the Violence includes an effort to get the word out to Michiganders about these important new measures. 

End Gun Violence formed in 2022, bringing faith leaders, advocates, survivors, students, teachers, healthcare, and more to advocate and pass the four new gun laws that went into effect in February 2024. Through these events, Silence the Violence brings awareness of the laws and what we can do in creating safer communities.

For a list of upcoming events taking place within and immediately adjacent to the future Episcopal Diocese of the Great Lakes, please read below. For a list of all events in Michigan, please visit this link.

Learn more about the month of action here. 

Questions about this effort? Please contact Vicki Shroeder (All Saints, Saugatuck) at


June 3, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Active Shooter Mitigation
Trinity Episcopal Church ( 9 S 4th St)
Watch the TV report.

June 7
Gun Violence Awareness Day Resource Fair
Butterworth Hospital Lobby 10 am – 12 pm &
Devos Children’s Hospital Lobby 2 pm – 4 pm (100 Michigan St NE)

June 7, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Premiere of “What Went Wrong”
Urban Alliance (1009 E Stockbridge Ave., Kalamazoo 49001)

June 9, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
New Legislation Teach-In
Vernon Chapel AME (5802 Dupont St., Flint 48505)

June 9, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wear Orange Event
Centennial Park, (250 Central Ave. Holland 494923)

June 12, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Soul Box Art Project, East Lansing Public Library (950 Abbot Rd)
(Note: This event is for ages 12-18)

June 11, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Gun Violence Prevention Craftivism
Ada Township Park Gazebo (1180 Buttrick Ave SE, Ada, 49301)

June 14, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Candle Light Vigil
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (914 Lane Drive St., St. Joseph 49085)

June 15, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Community Resource Fair for Teen Wellness
Traverse City District Library (610 Woodmere Ave)

June 22, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Silent March to End Gun Violence
Central Park (N. Fifth St. and Columbus Ave.)

June 22, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Expungement Fair and Gun Safety Event
Lakehawks Community Center (95 W. Broadway Ave., Muskegon Heights, 49444)

June 24, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Gun Violence Teach In
White Lake Community Library (3900 W White Lake Dr)

June 25th, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Soul Box Gallery Opening
East Lansing Public Library (950 Abbot Rd)

June 27, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Teach In on the New Gun Violence Legislation
Herrick District Library – North Branch (155 Riley St., Holland 49424)

For a list of all events in Michigan, please visit this link.