Our hearts are heavy today remembering what we can never forget 16 years ago. 9-11-2001 will forever be etched with sorrow, fear and the awakening that we are not safe here at home as many of us once felt.
My good friend Hollye Dexter, a gun violence prevention advocate, author, and former child actress wrote this beautiful song with her musician husband a few days after and I urge you to listen HERE. It will light your soul.
TOMORROW NIGHT – “WHAT HAPPENED” PANEL – TUESDAY SEPT. 12TH
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 @ 7pm – 9pm
Left Bank Books – 399 North Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, 63108
“Women of Resistance Panel” with Rev. Cassandra Gould, Rabbi Susan Talve & Rep. Stacey Newman moderated by Kris Kleindienst of Left Bank Books
Pick up your reserved book (or take your chances and purchase that evening)
Completely Free with Refreshments
Lots of Political Conversations/Camaraderie!
“PAT” COMES TO TOWN
My fellow fierce warrior friend who now lives in Tucson came to town last week & we had lunch at Pi Pizza in the Central West End —where else do you take a fervent President Obama supporter in St. Louis but to his favorite pizza place?
We invited Riverfront Times to join us and this is the result:
Pat Maisch Helped Stop One Gunman. She Isn’t Done Yet
Six years ago, Patricia Maisch ripped an ammo clip from the hand of a gunman who had just murdered six people and wounded thirteen others, including then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
The 68-year-old St. Louis County native was among a group of everyday citizens who on January 8, 2011, disarmed the deranged 22-year-old and pinned him to the ground until help arrived. Thanks to them, an unknowable number of people were spared that day in Tucson, Arizona.
By separating a mass murderer from his bullets as he tried reload, Maisch kept a tragedy from getting worse. She has worked ever since to make those kind of heroics unnecessary.
“It’s about making an impact,” says Maisch, who grew up in Oakville. “It’s about saving lives.”
READ MORE HERE —Pat will also be featured in the hard copy newspaper published Wednesday.
On a sad note, 9 year old Christina Taylor-Green who was one of those killed in Tucson was a 9-11 baby. Today would have been her 16th birthday.
HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS KEEP ON ROLLING
Stock Transport has donated a THIRD TRUCK and driver because donations keep coming in.
If only we could stop these damn destructive horrific storms.
Sahib Malik & Rev. Ron Bobo with Westside Missionary Baptist Church, Dunn Road & I-270, are now taking the lead. He has offered to bring one of his company trucks to pickup any items anywhere in the city (contact me if you are sponsoring a relief effort drive). Hazelwood School District has also volunteered to help district wide. Sahib was our savior last weekend and is truly dedicated to this mission – thank you Sahib!
Please email – [email protected] –and I will put you in touch with them ASAP.
UPDATED ITEMS NEEDED NOW:
New clothing, new underwear, shoes, personal care items, baby formula, diapers, baby wipes, non-perishable food, canned food, cleaning supplies, bleach, heavy duty rubber gloves, rubber boots, goggles, respirators, tarps, new or used but functional fans, generators, power washers, wet/dry vacs, large dehumidifiers, extension cords, tripod lights, wheel barrows, push brooms, shovels, electric or cordless drills, saws, demolition hammers, drywall tools, paint, etc.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,