Next week, The Johns Hopkins University will be hosting an important summit to examine policies to reduce gun violence and make recommendations for national discussion. The high rates of gun violence in the United States — exemplified by numerous recent mass shootings in movie theatres, shopping malls, places of worship and neighborhoods, culminating with the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School — have compelled us to come together as soon as possible for this important discussion.
During the summit, national and global experts, advocates, and leaders in gun policy, violence prevention, law enforcement, and mental health will gather to present research, analysis and their direct experience. The Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City and Co-chair of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, will present the opening remarks.
We hope, as valued members of the Johns Hopkins community, you will be able to join us or, perhaps more conveniently, to watch the live webcast of this important event.
Title: Summit on Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis
When: Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 14 and 15
Where: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21205, or online at jhsph.edu/events/gun-policy-summit/.
Registration is required to attend the event, due to limited seating capacity. You must use the following link to register: jhsph.edu/events/gun-policy-summit/register.html.
For more information on the program please visit jhsph.edu/events/gun-policy-summit/.