8th Annual Community Forum Webinar
Gun Violence: Strategies to Curb This Public Health Epidemic
Monday, October 11
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
One week and counting!
Our annual Community Forum and topic couldn’t be more timely or important. Each year 40,000 Americans die in this ongoing public health epidemic. As we learn about these tragic deaths, we know we must do more than simply recognize this epidemic; we must do something about gun violence! And that’s why this year’s Community Forum focuses on strategies to curb its further spread.
Our keynote speaker is Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency room physician who examines gun violence the same way medical science diagnoses epidemics. She’s been featured recently in The New York Times, CNN and NPR describing her four-step blueprint for a public health approach to reduce gun violence.
Dr. Ranney will be joined by representatives from two national organizations: Clai Lasher-Sommers, former Executive Director of States United to Prevent Gun Violence and currently a board member of GunSense Vermont and GunSense New Hampshire, and Robyn Thomas, Executive Director of Giffords Law Center in San Francisco.
From our own community, a panel of leaders will outline their effective strategies to reduce gun violence by improving education, homelessness, unemployment and living environments. Breakout sessions will follow with additional speakers from medicine and the arts discussing their varied approaches. We believe this webinar will be both informative and inspiring.
See the program that includes the morning’s agenda plus information about our impressive lineup of national and local speakers.
And you still have time to donate or purchase a $25 ticket here!