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Join us to hear from medical professionals and advocates about solutions to our gun violence epidemic.

Gun violence is a public health crisis. The pandemic made it worse—but we can turn the tide.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
6–7:00 p.m. ET

Gun violence is a public health crisis. Unfortunately, the pandemic only made it worse, as preliminary data shows a dramatic spike in gun deaths nationwide since the onset of the coronavirus.

Join us to hear from medical professionals, advocates, and public officials on the frontlines of the fight to recognize gun violence as a public health crisis. This group of experts will highlight the scale and scope of the problem—and lay out solutions that can save lives in New York and around the country.

PANELISTS

  • Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords – Giffords 
  • Former Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell – Giffords 
  • New York State Senator Brian Kavanagh – New York’s 26th Senate District
  • Douglas M. DeLong, MD, FACP – New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians
  • Sam Jackson, M.D. – Doctors for America
  • Kiersten Stewart – Futures Without Violence
  • Torian Easterling, MD, MPH – Big Cities Health Coalition
  • Nina Agrawal, MD – New York Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Chethan Sathya, MD, MSc – Northwell Health

MEDIA REQUESTS

Our experts can speak to the full spectrum of gun violence prevention issues. Have a question? Email us at media@giffords.org.

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SPOTLIGHT

GABBY’S STORY
OF COURAGE

In 2011, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head while meeting with constituents in Tucson, Arizona. In the face of adversity and opposition, she’s inspired millions to fight for a safer America, one free from gun violence.

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JOIN THE FIGHT

Nearly 40,000 Americans lose their lives to gun violence every year. In communities, courts, and ballot boxes nationwide, Giffords fights to save lives from gun violence. Will you join us?