Guns: Violence and Safety
A Panel Discussion
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Iadarola Lecture Hall
Panel discussion addressing regional initiatives to address gun ownership and gun violence.
Diana Trasatti – NJ Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Diana Trassati is an alumna of Cabrini University and volunteer Communications Lead for the New Jersey chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. She and the NJ chapter recently drove more than 4,000 messages to protest Gov. Christie’s veto of a bipartisan law requiring domestic abusers to turn in their guns.
Charles Howard, PhD – UPenn Chaplain, Activist and Poet
Rev. Charles Howard, PhD is the University Chaplain at the University of Pennsylvania, and has launched the Gun-Free World initiative that uses music, poetry and visual art to spark encounter and dialogue around issues of gun violence.
Bryan Miller – Heeding God’s Call
Brian Miller is the executive director of Heeding God’s Call, a faith based group working to prevent gun violence, and previously was executive director of Ceasefire NJ. After Miller’s brother, a DC metro police officer, was killed in a shooting in a police station he has committed himself to gun violence prevention.
Gun ownership continues to be a contentious issue in our society, and shootings account for a staggering number of deaths each year, whether in the form of mass shootings, gang-related killings, or handgun-inflicted suicides. This panel of regional experts, activists, and institutional leaders address recent developments and continuing challenges in this area.
This panel discussion is part of the Lenten Lecture Series: Blessed Are the Peacemakers. It will present an intimate conversation among practitioners and allow students, faculty, and staff to enter into dialogue with people working in the trenches of social justice issues.
All events are free and open to the public. Course attendance is welcome.