GUN VIOLENCE: STORIES BEHIND THE NUMBERS
#Enough. After the Orlando night club massacre of 49 people in June 2016, Boston University School of Public Health created the #Enough campaign to express outrage and sorrow and extend a call to action. This is just one of the many ways to retell the story of homicide, suicide, and injury caused by firearms. These narratives focus on fractured communities, devastated families, and lives lost at each end of the gun. Shifting the emphasis away from gun control, constitutional rights, and criminal behavior creates room for the stories of human and social impact. As public health activists and researchers rewrite this polarizing tale, we have an opportunity to work closely with journalists and artists to combine numbers with real voices and real lives to inspire urgency. In this panel discussion, we will talk about this collaboration and debate the question: How can journalism, the creative arts, and public health work together to say #Enough?
The Program for Global Health Storytelling is co-sponsored by the Boston University College of Communication, Boston University School of Public Health, the Activist Lab, and the Pulitzer Center.
Carlos Javier Ortiz, PULITZER CENTER GRANTEE, DIRECTOR, CINEMATOGRAPHER, DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER
Clementina Chéry, PRESIDENT AND CEO, LOUIS D. BROWN PEACE INSTITUTE
Mark Barden, MANAGING DIRECTOR, SANDY HOOK PROMISE
Thea L. James, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE; VICE PRESIDENT OF MISSION AND ASSOCIATE CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER
John Rosenthal, FOUNDER, STOP HANDGUN VIOLENCE
Bindu Kalesan, Moderator, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, AND ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SEP 28, 2017 4:30–6:30 p.m
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston