Enough is Enough, Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis in Philadelphia
Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 11 a.m. | Join Us on Zoom
In 2020, while the world faced a deadly pandemic, the City of Philadelphia struggled with an additional epidemic within its own communities—uncontrolled gun violence. Claiming the lives of 414 individuals from gun-related homicides, 2020 hit a 30-year record. As of June 30, 2021, Philadelphia is on track to have its worst year on record, with 236 gun-related homicides.
Moderated by Dr. Jessica Beard, director of research at The Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting at Community College of Philadelphia, this conversation will explore the role media outlets play in gun violence reporting.
Join our Enough Is Enough session to engage in a dialogue of evidence-based solutions to slow the rampant spread of gun violence. Our panelists, experts in the areas of prevention, trauma, urban planning and more, will discuss how changing the way the story of gun violence gets told—and by whom—can reduce violence overall.
Dr. Donald Guy Generals
President, Community College of Philadelphia
Dr. Jessica Beard
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Fellow, Stoneleigh Foundation
Director of Research, Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting
Ruth Abaya, M.D.
Attending Physician, Emergency Department, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Fellow, The Stoneleigh Foundation
Program Manager, Injury Prevention Program, Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Councilmember Jamie Gauthier
District 3, City of Philadelphia
Managing Editor, CBS3
Dr. Dorothy Johnson-Speight
Founder, National Executive Director, Mothers In Charge, Inc.
Visiting Lecturer, Criminal Justice and Diversity Fellow, Community College of Philadelphia