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Mother of Sandy Hook Victim to Speak in West Hartford

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Scartett Lewis, whose son was a victim of the Sandy Hook school shooting, will speak about ‘The Power of Choosing Love’ at Holy Family in West Hartford.


Scarlett Lewis, who lost her son Jesse in the Sandy Hook school shooting tragedy, will lead a women’s retreat titled “The Power of Choosing Love” on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 5:30-9 p.m. at Holy Family Retreat Center in West Hartford.

Lewis founded the “Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement” after her son was murdered in December 2012.

Shortly after his death, she decided to be part of the solution to the issues prevalent in society that she believes contributed to the tragedy. She created the movement and became an advocate for social and emotional learning that teaches children and adults how to manage their emotions, feel connected, and have healthy relationships.

The evening will explore how to handle adversity, have courageous conversations, and respond with love in the most difficult situations.

Lewis is author of Nurturing Healing Love: A Mother’s Journey of Hope and Forgiveness, and the evening will begin with a book signing at 5:30 p.m. The cost of the program is $40 and includes dinner.

Holy Family Retreat Center is located at 303 Tunxis Rd. in West Hartford. For more information, call 860-760-9705 or visit www.holyfamilyretreat.org.

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