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.
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