Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis in Phila. – Jul 15

Posted by Community College of Philadelphia on July 13, 2021

In 2020, while the world faced a deadly pandemic, the City of Philadelphia struggled with an additional epidemic within its own communities—uncontrolled gun violence. Claiming the lives of 414 individuals from gun-related homicides, 2020 hit a 30-year record. As of June 30, 2021, Philadelphia is on track to have its worst year on record, with 236 gun-related homicides.

Moderated by Dr. Jessica Beard, director of research at The Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting at Community College of Philadelphia, this conversation will explore the role media outlets play in gun violence reporting.

Join our Enough Is Enough session to engage in a dialogue of evidence-based solutions to slow the rampant spread of gun violence. Our panelists, experts in the areas of prevention, trauma, urban planning and more, will discuss how changing the way the story of gun violence gets told—and by whom—can reduce violence overall.

Date and Time: Thursday, July 15, 2021, 11:00 AM


Passcode: Enough

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