Gun Violence 2017
America's Gun Epidemic - A Question of Public Health, Security, and Freedom

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All events are listed in the program flyer which can be obtained here


Gun Violence in NYC Neighborhoods: - Conference Complementary Solutions from Law Enforcement and Public Health*
When: May 9, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Where: Moot Court, 6th Floor NB

Registration 9:30am
Panel Discussions 10am-12:45pm
Lunch 1-2pm

Luncheon Remarks
Gerry Byrne
Vice Chairman, PMC
Chair, The John A. Reisenbach Foundation
Trustee, John Jay College Foundation

Featured Panelists

Lt. Marc Moreno
NYPD/Crime Stoppers

Danny Peralta

Gregg Roberts
NYC Police Foundation

Ife Charles
Center for Court Innovation

Jeff Coots
John Jay College Prison to Public Health Initiative

Eric Cumberbatch
NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice

Ric Curtis
John Jay College Professor and Researcher


Sheyla Delgado
John Jay College Research and Evaluation Center


The practitioners, policy professionals, and researchers featured will discuss the efforts that have transformed NYC into a national success story – and the need for further work to continue reducing the ongoing harms associated with stubborn gun violence.


Art opening reception with presentations.
When: February 14, 5:00 - 6:30pm
Where: 1st floor gallery, NB
Presenters: - Kathy Shorr, artist - Sahar Khoshakhlagh and Matt Gross, surviors

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armor of light - Film screening & discussion with Reverend Rob Schenck

When: February 21, 2:15 - 4:30pm
Where: L61
Panelist: Reverend Rob Schenck, President, The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute
Moderator: Paula Caceres, Freshman Student Representative

About The Armor Of Light
From director Abigail Disney, THE ARMOR OF LIGHT tracks Reverend Rob Schenck, an anti-abortion activist and fixture on the political far right, who breaks with orthodoxy by questioning whether being pro-gun is consistent with being pro-life. Along the way, he meets Lucy McBath, the mother of Jordan Davis, an unarmed teenager whose murder in Florida has cast a spotlight on “Stand Your Ground” laws. ARMOR follows these unlikely allies through their trials of conscience, heartbreak and rejection, as they bravely attempt to make others consider the growing toll of gun violence in America through a moral lens. In this courageous look at our fractured political culture, an Evangelical minister and the mother of a teenage shooting victim come together across deep party lines to find common ground.

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IT TAKES US - Art opening reception with presentations.
When: February 28, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Where: 2nd floor corridor, HH
Presenters: Joe Quint, artist - Luis Lopez and Ashley Cech, survivors

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(cancelled) Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America -
Book talk & conversation with Jill Leovy, Reporter and Editor, LA Times
Moderator, James Burnett, Editorial Director, The Trace
Q&A to follow

: March 13, 1:30 - 3:00pm
Where: L63

: Jill Leovy, author
Moderator: TBD

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From Virtual to Violent: The Role of Social Media in Gun Violence - Panel discussion with Q&A.

: March 20, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Where: Moot Court

: - Roberta Liggett, Program Associate, Citizens Crime Commission - Cure Violence/E-Responder Program representative - NYU Community and Oppression Research & Engagement (CORE) Team representative (TBD), Michael Rodriguez, Outreach worker, Release the Grip and Mi­chael Perry, Outreach Worker Supervisor, True 2 Life
Moderator: Richard Aborn, President, Citizens Crime Commission

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To view the video for this event, click here


Gun Violence: What We Know and What We Know Works -
Panel discussion with Q&A.
When: March 30, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Moot Court, NB
Watch Video:

A Conversation, led by Professor David Kennedy with discussants:

Thomas Abt
, Senior Research Fellow, Innovation in Citizen Security Project, The
Growth Lab, Center for International Development, Harvard Kennedy School

Ted Alcorn, Director of Innovations, Everytown for Gun Safety
Additonal Participants (TBC)

Isabel Rojas, Project Manager, Group Violence Intervention (GVI) Newburgh, District Attorney's Office, Orange County, NY

Dimensions - TEDxCUNYSalon presentations.
When: April 6, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Where: Moot Court

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Andy Pelosi
Executive Director and Co-Founder, The Campaign To Keep Guns Off Campus

Clifton Hall
Chief Affiliate Consultant, The Precedential Group

Kareem Nelson & Luis Lopez
Founder & Executive Director; Senior Member, Wheelchairs Against Guns

The Honorable Cecile Noel
Commissioner, NYC Mayors Office to Combat Domestic Violence

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Speaker (TBA)

Brady Campaign Speaker (TBA)

Moderators: TBD

Watch Video here


(CANCELLED) - Mayors Against Illegal Guns: How are Mayors Taking Responsibility for Addressing Gun Violence in Their Cities? - (TO BE CONFIRMED)
Panel discussion with Q&A.
When: April 24 or 26 (TBD), 5:00 - 7:00pm
Where: Lecture Hall L63, NB
Welcome remarks: Jeremy Travis, President, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Panelists: - Mayor Lovely Warren, Rochester, NY (TBC) - Mayor Stephanie Miner, Syracuse, NY (TBC) - Eric Cumberbatch, Director of Mayor de Blasio’s Office to Combat Gun Violence, NYC, NY (TBC) - Mayor Sly James, Kansas City, MO (TBC)
Moderator: Bill Keller, Editor-in Chief, The Marshall Project



Newtown - Film screening & discussion with Director Kim Snyder and Producer Maria Cuomo Cole.
When: May 1, 5:00 - 7:15 pm
Where: L61