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Embark on a Transformative Journey

With MACGV and Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute Minneapolis at our symposium, "Bridging Health for Gun Violence Prevention." Esteemed health and wellness experts will share profound insights into the benefits of trauma-informed holistic approaches during engaging lectures.


Beyond information, actively participate in live demonstrations and workshops, immersing yourself in hands-on experiences with trauma-informed healing practices. Join us in promoting community wellness, addressing trauma, and contributing to positive change. Come, learn, and be part of our movement for a healthier, safer community.


Mothers Against Community Gun Violence (MACGV) and Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute Minneapolis are thrilled to unite in a collaborative effort dedicated to promoting health, wellness, and addressing trauma within our community. 

Our Purpose

Nia Black

Nia Black, 23, was an Aveda alumnus, business owner, and valued member of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA). Her business, Brooklyn Black LLC, served as an outlet for beauty industry professionals. Nia was the founder and owner of Project Brooklyn where she highlighted the talent of local Twin Cities artists and had the vision to take it Nationwide.

Black, who was a Make-Up Artist (MUA), had clients that flew into the Twin Cities on a monthly basis for MUA services as well as celebrities like Star Jones and Super Bowl performers. She was a full-time business major student and had been a licensed cosmetologist since February of 2018. She taught courses at North Hennepin Community College and was studying business marketing.

Sponsorship Opportunities

At the forefront of positive community transformation, our sponsors play a crucial role in shaping the "Bridging Health for Gun Violence Prevention" workshop. Align your organization with this impactful event and enjoy a range of benefits tailored to maximize your brand exposure and community engagement.



Prominent Brand Visibility

Elevate your organization's visibility through extensive branding opportunities across all event materials, digital platforms, and promotional collateral.


Interactive Sponsor Booths

Engage directly with attendees through interactive sponsor booths. Showcase your organization's initiatives, products, or services in a dynamic and participatory environment.


Community Impact

Be recognized as a driving force behind community wellness and gun violence prevention. Your sponsorship directly contributes to creating a safer, healthier environment for all.


Exclusive Networking

Connect with esteemed health and wellness experts, gun violence survivors, Aveda students, and gun violence prevention organizations, Forge meaningful connections and collaborations that extend beyond the workshop.




Benefit from media coverage before, during, and after the event. Your organization will be featured in press releases, social media campaigns, and post-event highlights, amplifying your impact.

Register Now

Welcome to the registration page for the Community Wellness Symposium – "Bridging Health for Gun Violence Prevention" by Mothers Against Community Gun Violence (MACGV) and Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute Minneapolis.

Donate Now

Stand with us in creating a safer, gun violence-free community! While your presence at the symposium is invaluable, if you can't attend, your support remains crucial. By donating, you contribute to MACGV's mission of bringing supportive wellness services to combat violence and promote overall community wellness. 

MACGV is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations given are tax-deductible. Your generous giving will help us combat community gun violence, and promote our public safety initiatives. 

Every contribution, big or small, makes a significant impact on our collective efforts. Your generosity helps us build a safer and healthier community for everyone. Join us in making a difference – donate today and be a part of the movement towards a violence-free future. Together, we can bring positive change to our community.

Donate through ActBlue

Use the button below to make a secure online donation to Mothers Against Community Gun Violence through ActBlue.

Donate by Mail

Mail Checks to:

MACGV, 3751 17th Avenue South

Unit #107, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Past Events

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We would like to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude and sincere thankfulness to the incredible team at MACGV. As the founder of Mothers Against Community Gun Violence (MACGV) and the mother of Nia Black, a 23-year-old victim of gun violence, your hard work, dedication, and patience have meant the world to us.


Even in moments of frantic overwhelm, you stood by our side and ensured that everything came together seamlessly. Together, we pulled off another successful and impactful community event, truly exemplifying what it means to be part of the change we want to see—a safer Minnesota!

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