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The October 27 Archive currently contains 176 objects and is regularly being expanded with more material. The archive includes flyers and programs from community gatherings held since the October 27 attack, a comprehensive collection of news coverage about the day of the event, oral history recordings reflecting a diverse array of experiences, and historical documentation about the Jewish experience in Western Pennsylvania.

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Team 26 Welcome Reception program

Page of typed text. Header includes a roadway in the outline of a heart, surrounded by people on bikes. Green border around page. Program lists speakers at event. Footer inlcudes logos for Moms Demand Action, Ceasefire PA, and Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence and acknowledgement of several donors.

Historical Notes

Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence was founded in early 2019 by members of the Congregation Dor Hadash Social Action Committee, as a response to the October 27 attack. The organization is a program of Ceasefire Pennsylvania. Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence primarily advocates for legislation aimed at reducing gun violence. In addition to its legislative work, the organization has held many public memorial and educational events throughout the Pittsburgh area. In early May 2019, Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence held a welcome reception for Team 26, a group of cyclists who came together following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. in 2012. Team 26 rides annually from Newtown to Washington D.C. to advocate for legislation aimed at preventing gun violence. As a gesture of solidarity, the group rode 625 miles from Newtown to the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh bringing seeds from Columbine High School and a garden tool made from guns acquired through a buyback program in Connecticut.

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Property rights reside with the Senator John Heinz History Center. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Library and Archives of the Senator John Heinz History Center.

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