Rev. Sharon Risher lost her mother, two cousins and a best friend in the Charleston church massacre. She offers words of grief—and hope—to survivors of the Pittsburgh shooting.
Reverend Sharon Risher became outspoken about the nation’s gun laws after the shooting at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015. Her beloved mother, Ethel Lee Lance, was killed along with eight others, including two cousins and a childhood friend. Sharon is a member of the Everytown Survivor Network and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.