Mother of Buffalo Mass Shooting Victim Speaks Out and Fights Back
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Episode 19 Zaneta Everhart's son Zaire Goodman was shot by a domestic terrorist on May 14th 2022 during the White Supremacist attack at the Tops Supermarket in Buffalo, New York. He survived, but has a bullet wound that went through his neck and out his back. Everhart has become an advocate for gun violence prevention since the shooting. She believes that the root causes of gun violence, such as poverty and lack of education, need to be addressed in order to prevent future shootings.
"I've always felt that I was a servant of the community and for the community, but now I know that service has been elevated, and I'm here to do the work, because what happened to Zaire is a unique situation." - Zeneta Everhart
In this heartfelt episode we discuss
1. How easy it is for people to access guns in America
2. Staggering statistics showing how gun violence disproportionately affects Black men
3. The connection between gun violence and social economic factors
4. What policy changes can impact the root causes of gun violence
Zeneta Everhart is the Director of Diversity & Inclusion for New York Senator Tim Kennedy's office; where her focus is on ensuring equity through legislation, community building, and the equitable distribution of resources.
She is a passionate advocate for policy change to address the root causes of gun violence and help keep communities safe.
After Zaire Goodman survived the Tops Markets massacre, he and his mother, Zeneta Everhart, started a book drive to gather children's books about racism and diversity.
Zeneta & Zaire's Book Club collected close to 10,000 books donated from around the country. The books will be held at Villa Maria College and distributed to schools and community centers.
Zeneta & Zaire's Book Club Wish List https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2QT7QPH0XGSS6
Book referenced by Pastor George -
"The 2nd Amendment: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America by Caroyn Anderson
Michael Moore's documentary "Bowling for Columbine"
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