NCJW Austin Discusses Gun Violence

NCJW Austin Discusses Gun Violence

Elva Mendoza will discuss gun violence at NCJW's January event. Photo courtesy of NCJW.

National Council of Jewish Women will host an evening program Thursday, January 10, at 7 p.m. featuring Elva Mendoza from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Mendoza will give an overview of the gun violence epidemic, legislative battles and implications and meaningful action. This topic is as important today as it has ever been and it is one of NCJW’s main legislative issues.

Mendoza is a deputy chapter leader for the Texas Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. As one of six volunteers who direct the work of the Texas Chapter, she assists in coordinating the state and federal legislative efforts of more than two dozen Texas Moms Demand Action local groups. She also helps to oversee the Texas Chapter's Be SMART safe storage education program and its annual Wear Orange event on National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, Mendoza provided legal and hospital advocacy to survivors of sexual and domestic violence, provided community advocacy and education around domestic and sexual violence as well as sexual health, and helped to oversee state-funded HIV/AIDS prevention services programs. She holds master's degrees in public health and social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and resides in Austin with her husband and three children.

The location is in Northwest Hills and will be sent to attendees after they register for the event. To register, visit event.akubo.com/mypublic_page.php?id=B1pB and scroll to the bottom to register. Snacks and beverages will be served, networking time will be allowed and you do not need to be an NCJW member to attend. ■

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