TRIGGER – Ask for it!
Several programs of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have joined together to produce "Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence," a documentary sharing the story of how gun violence impacts individuals and communities and examines the "ripple effect" that one shooting has on a survivor, a family, a community and a society.
In light of the most recent incidents of gun violence in our country, we encourage you to view TRIGGER. The documentary has been selected to be shown on NBC from November 2012 through May 2013 as a part of its Horizons of the Spirit series. While the program is available for nationwide broadcast, local NBC affiliates have the option of choosing to air the program and selecting the time when it will air. This is why we encourage you to ASK FOR IT!
- Call your NBC station. Ask the station to schedule and show the NBC Horizons of the Spirit program "Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence." Request that it be scheduled during a time to reach the most viewers.
- Spread the word. Ask your congregation and other groups to call and help your local affiliates choose to air the broadcast. Tell your local NBC station this program would have a positive impact in the community as it helps to lift up the many effects gun violence has on a community after the immediate shock of the event.
- Watch it together. We encourage congregations and community groups to view the film together. Then engage in conversation on how you can become involved in helping address needs within your community related to gun violence from a faith perspective. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has some resources available on its website www.pcusa.org/gunviolence.
- Say thank you. After the program airs, communicate your appreciation by sending a note or e-mail of thanks to the station. Be specific about what impact the program had on you and others who may have watched it.