2019 Events

The Impact of Weapons and Violence on Schools and Surrounding Communities

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Rayburn Office Building, Room 2261, Washington, D.C.

Agenda: This briefing will explore current scientific data surrounding the pressing need for the reduction of weapons and violence in schools and communities. Experts will present empirical research detailing the impact on the education and well-being of students, their families and local communities. Data-driven evidence will be offered to assist in the development of policy and legislation that can successfully mitigate weapons and violence in schools and communities, as well as increase empowerment and community safety.

Livestream here.


Dr. Sean Joe, Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Dorothy Espelage, Professor of Psychology at the University of Florida

Dr. Marlenee Wong, Professor of Clinical Social Work at the University of Southern California

Dr. Ron Avi Astor, Marjorie Crump Endowed Professor of Social Welfare, Luskin School of Public Affairs, Graduate Department of Education, University of California, Los Angeles

Laurn Hogg, Student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida

Pia Valenzuela Escudero, Executive Director at Los Angeles Unified School District, Division of Student Health & Human Services

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