By Nanci Tangeman – There are so many reasons to look away from the gunfire epidemic right now. A global pandemic. Critical movement against systemic racism. The election season. Each could be a reason to focus our energy elsewhere, yet each is a reason why our work to end gunfire deaths and injuries remains vital.

That’s why we’ve kept working. Diligently.

Social distancing moved many of our operations into backyards, basements, living rooms and parking lots across Portland. Our workshop may have been closed or curtailed for months, but the work hasn’t stopped.