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Gun Violence and Public Health: A Community Forum

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Every year, more than 33,000 people die in gun-related deaths in the US. On March 18, a young black man, Stephon Clark, was shot 20 times in his own backyard by police. On Valentines Day, 17 high school students in FL were shot by a white supremacist. Overall, since 1999, more than 26,000 kids and teenagers have been killed by guns. 

Gun injuries are the third leading cause of death in the US among children aged 1 through 17, according to a 2017 study published in the journal Pediatrics. 

Not only is gun violence a trauma that afflicts far too many people across this country, predominantly affecting black and brown communities, but it is woefully understudied. 
In 1999, there was a gun violence research ban placed on the CDC, and later on other agencies. 

Join us as we discuss how gun violence is a public health issue connected with toxic masculinity, police brutality, and US imperialism and military.