Lakewood mom takes to social media for #Here4thekids movement

Jo Davis
jdavis@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 5/8/23

Terry used the video to promote the movement #Here4thekids and their desire to see the ban of guns, especially assault rifles in the state of Colorado.

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Lakewood mom takes to social media for #Here4thekids movement

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Lakewood mom Wolf Terry posted a map of her neighborhood, which included 12 gun stores in the vicinity of her house. During the video post, she also pointed out how close one store is to the local elementary school.

Terry used the video on TikTok and Instagram to promote the movement #Here4thekids and the desire to see the ban of guns, especially assault rifles, in the state of Colorado.

Here4thekids is a grassroots movement by mothers to end gun violence in Colorado schools. The group will come together in a “sit-in” style protest June 5 to urge Gov. Jared Polis to ban and buy back guns in Colorado. Terry says her video was one of many calls to action that she has made for moms in the area. Her specific target: white moms.  

Here4thekis is led by Black women: Tina Strawn, Saira Rao and Myisha Hill. Strawn released a video where she states, “Our ancestors and the Black leaders of the Civil Rights Movement gave us the blueprint.” She goes on to tell the white women of the movement, “This is your Selma.”

According to Terry, Strawn is referring to the March 1965 Civil Rights Movement protest in Selma, Mississippi.

“Bloody Sunday happened. White women heard about it. They said Black men andBlack women should not be brutalized for our right to vote. (White women) got on buses. They went down to Selma. Things changed.”

Terry added that white women of Jefferson County are being asked to show up for a specific reason.

“Because we have the most amount of privilege," Terry said. "And it's about time we show up for something.”

She said that privilege will change the way that this anti-gun violence movement is treated.

"Primarily black BIPOC movements are being brutalized rather than being listened to," Terry said.

#Here4thekids will meet up on May 17 at Evans High School in Denver for sign-making, education and more. This event is a preparation of sorts for the June 5 sit-in protests planned for the Capitol Building.  For more information, follow #Here4thekids on social media and the movement's website for more information. Terry is the sole Lakewood area contact at press time. Follow her on social media for updates.

Lakewood, guns, assault rifles, Jefferson County, Here4thekids

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