The Toll of Gun Violence
Registration is required before the event date: https://tinyurl.com/Tolls-of-Gun-Violence
Gun violence has taken its toll on Philadelphia’s residents both mentally and physically. As 2020 came to a close, homicides in the City of Philadelphia were just shy of 500, a 40 percent increase from 2019. Join us in exploring Initiatives and personal experiences that have flooded the landscape. Kathleen Murphey, Ph.D., a writer and associate professor of English, will share her experiments with poetry and art related to the gun violence crisis, and share her vision to curb violence and employ Philadelphians in meaningful work. Jim MacMillan, a multimedia journalist, educator and social innovator, leads the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting, which is hosted by our Institute for Community Engagement and Civic Leadership. He will discuss the Center and how you can get involved.
Presenters: Kathleen Murphey, Ph.D., associate professor, English and Jim MacMillan, Center for Gun Violence and Reporting