More than 40 people attended LIPSTICK’s November leadership training at the Grove Hall Library. The training was dedicated to the Hon. Thomas M. Menino, Boston’s beloved Mayor who passed away earlier in the week.
audience is engaged

Workshop leaders talked about the Mayor’s legacy and how his Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition inspired LIPSTICK to focus on the origins of guns used in crime. 

LIPSTICK Executive Director Nancy Robinson shared photos and memories of the Mayor, who was a great champion of Citizens for Safety and LIPSTICK. She recalled how the Mayor opened the first “Traffick Jam” workshop and headlined a LIPSTICK training  for more than 100 young people in the  final months of his time in office. 
honoring Mayor Menino

LIPSTICK Field Director Kim Odom announced that LIPSTICK’s Beacon Awards will be renamed in honor of Mayor Menino to recognize courage and persistence in the face of adversity. We’re humbled to carry on in his name.

LIPSTICK Ladies Page, Judy, Queen and Paulette stepped up to the plate and led parts of the presentation.  It was great to see more  and more LIPSTICK Ladies leading the conversation, convincing women to “refuse to be used to take a life,” and getting everyone to ask, Where Did the Gun Come From? It’s our leadership development model at work!

You can help us and our communities by asking Where did the gun come from? on social media
 #wheredidtheguncomefrom. You can also head to the LIPSTICK website, and take a pledge not to buy, hide or carry guns for someone else. 

Thank you!