8th Annual Community Forum
Gun Violence: Strategies to Curb this Public Health Epidemic
Monday, October 11th, 2021
We Can Reduce Gun Violence By Working Together
Hear a nationally recognized public health expert
outline four key steps to curb the gun violence epidemic.
Local leaders will explain how improving people's lives
can replace guns as a solution to their problems.
If you are interested in supporting Grandparents Against Gun Violence but not interested in registering for the Forum, click the Donate button to make a tax deductible contribution.
9:00-9:15 Opening and Welcome
9:15-9:45 Keynote Speaker Dr. Megan Ranney
9:45-10:00 Questions and Answers with Dr. Megan Ranney
10:00-11:00 Panel of Local Leaders- Strategies to Address Root Causes of Gun Violence:
Lack of Education, Homelessness, Unemployment, and Poor Living Environments
11:00-11:20 Panel Q & A
11:30-12:30 Breakout Sessions
Each will be repeated so attendees can participate in all three
11:30- 11:50 Using the Arts to Prevent Gun Violence
11:50- 12:10 Keeping Children Safe from Gun Violence
12:10- 12:30 Socially Responsible Surgery for Gun Violence Victims
The Heartland Coalition was organized in 2014 by Grandparents Against Gun Violence (www.moksgagv.org) and is based on the belief that like-minded local groups would be more successful if they worked together to further the cause of reducing gun violence, and to build a critical mass of supporters. Through its sponsoring organizations, it represents more than 10,000 individuals.
A primary function of the Heartland Coalition is to sponsor community forums to educate the public about the issue of gun violence and promote action steps to reduce it.