Las Vegas. Orlando. Sandy Hook. Parkland. Charleston. This litany of tragedies has come to represent a uniquely American epidemic: Gun violence. From 2013 to 2019, the frequency of mass shootings increased by 65%. In that six-year period, the United States suffered 2,341 mass shootings, in which 2,642 people were killed and 9,766 more were wounded. In 2020 alone, we’d already suffered 305 mass shootings by July.
These rampant, vicious events have caused American families insurmountable pain. Even those who haven’t yet been personally touched by the violence now suffer from a terrifying lack of safety in nearly every public space.
But it doesn’t have to be like this.
Join us on Tuesday, October 6 at 8:00 p.m. ET on Zoom for a very special Big Ideas Night on Gun Reform, featuring an impressive, inspiring lineup of authors who have personal experience with gun violence—and with the fight to end it. You’ll hear from Toni Jensen, author of Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land; David Hogg and Lauren Hogg, activists, Parkland shooting survivors, and authors of #NEVERAGAIN; and Senator Chris Murphy, author of The Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy, and Erica Ford, co-founder of LIFE Camp, Inc.
They’ll walk us through their experiences, outline the fight for gun reform and how we can all get involved, and help us picture what a better, safer America could look like. Register for this crucial conversation on Eventbrite.
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