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2021 Heartland Coalition Community Forum

  • 11 Oct 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Zoom Webinar


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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 

11:20-11:30  Break

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 ( 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.