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College of Charleston to host forum on public health approach to reducing gun violence

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The College of Charleston is set to host a day-long forum to discuss the gun violence crisis in the nation Friday as the six-month anniversary of the Mother Emanuel AME shooting approaches, a representative for the school said in a news release. 

The forum will be held on Dec. 4, 2015 at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in downtown Charleston starting at 9:00 a.m. 

Called Moving from Crisis to Action: A Public Health Approach to Reducing Gun Violence, the forum will feature national public health and faith leaders, medical, legal and law enforcement officials discussing various issues, the news release states. 

Topics include:

  • Facing the Facts: How Gun Violence is Shaping Life in America
  • How the Faith Community Can Lead the Way on Educating about Gun Risks
  • Saving Lives by Keeping Guns from High Risk People 

Speakers include:

  • Daniel W. Webster, ScD, MPH is Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Joshua Horwitz, J.D., is Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
  • Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP is the President of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the nation’s largest medical specialty organization
  • Professor Ronald Sullivan is a leading theorist in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, trial practice and techniques, legal ethics, and race theory.  He is the faculty director of the Harvard Criminal Justice Institute and the Harvard Trial Advocacy Workshop. 

The full agenda can be found at http://ehhp.cofc.edu/about/moving-from-crisis-to-action/tentative-agenda.php

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