So what we can do about gun violence? We can follow the money.
In 2016, I wrote an op-ed in the Boston Globe about the Orlando shooting, then the deadliest mass shooting in US history. Last night, a gunman killed at least 58 people, and injured more than 500, at a country music festival in Las Vegas. This makes it, for now, what Orlando was—the worst of these events our country has seen. … Continue reading “On Las Vegas and the Persistent Challenge of Firearms”
How can journalism, the creative arts, and public health work together to say #Enough? At the Global Health Storytelling event Gun Violence: Beyond the Numbers, activists discussed the personal and societal impacts of gun violence and the need to reframe and advance dialogues. #Enough. After the Orlando nightclub massacre of 49 people in June 2016, Boston … Continue reading “Gun Violence: Stories Behind the Numbers”
POSTED ON: September 18, 2017 TOPICS: dating abuse, domestic abuse, domestic violence, Gun control, gun violence, guns, Intimate partner violence The mass shooting in Plano, Texas, this month was the deadliest of 2017. It also fit a pattern: The shooter had targeted his estranged wife and her friends and family—and had a history of intimate partner violence (IPV). Now, a new study led … Continue reading “Gun Laws Requiring Domestic Abusers to Surrender Firearms Could Save Lives”
In the aftermath of the mass shooting in an Orlando nightclub in June 2016, the Activist Lab and the BU School of Public Health launched a four-day video and social media campaign to draw attention to the epidemic of gun violence in America. The campaign, called #Enough, featured 2-minute videos of BU School of Public … Continue reading “#ENOUGH: The Toxic Mix of Guns and Hate”