Teachers Unify to End Gun Violence is a grassroots movement of educators across America whose mission is to elevate stories of gun violence in schools and communities in order to influence policies and Americans at large to make us safer.
Teachers Unify was founded after the Oxford High School shooting in Michigan on November 30, 2021 by three public school teachers and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) members, two of whom survived the worst of America’s school shootings – Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland, FL) & Sandy Hook Elementary School (Newtown, CT). With a total of 70 years of teaching experience among them, the founders intend Teachers Unify to fill a gap in the national dialogue around gun violence that has too long excluded teachers.
Teachers Unify welcomes narratives from everyone who works or who has worked in schools and universities, from paraeducators to counselors, principals, school nurses and others.
Through teacher testimonials, podcasts, forums, videos, and more, Teachers Unify empowers this missing and vital population of our country who knows the great impact of gun violence first hand by:
..... Sharing experiences among survivors of school- and community- involved shootings and educators whose students are impacted by gun violence and the threat of gun violence in their schools, homes and communities.
..... Offering resources and support to educators on ways to empower one another to navigate the American teaching experience that includes the threat or existence of gun violence in every community, every school.
.....Elevating stories to impact and pass local, state, and federal gun violence prevention legislation and to help change the culture of gun violence.