Teach-In on Activism to Prevent Gun Violence
Every day in the United States, nearly 340 Americans are wounded or killed by firearms used in criminal activity, murders, assaults, suicides, suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, and/or by police intervention. Fifty of these victims are children. Seventy two percent survive their gun injuries, often with physical and/or emotional consequences, and 28% die from gun violence. Harming yourself or others intentionally or unintentionally with a firearmis a growing epidemic in the United States, and is a leading cause of preventable injury and death.
The University of Maryland School of Public Health is hosting a teach-in to raise awareness and strategize around opportunities for activism and research initiatives to prevent gun violence.
Invited experts and leaders, including youth activists, will explore strategic science- and community-based solutions to reduce firearm related violence in our communities and to help impacted communities heal in conversation with students and other attendees.
Boris Lushniak, MD, MPH, Dean of the University of Maryland School of Public Health
Woodie Kessel, MD, MPH, Professor of the Practice
with panel members invited from:
Students Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
March for Our Lives
UMD Healthy Futures Student Action Group
The Brady Campaign Student Chapters
Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence
Maryland state legislature
and other key members of the UMD and Maryland communities with unique perspectives on gun violence