Active Citizen Series: Deliberative Dialogue – How Should We Prevent Mass Shootings In Our Communities?
More than 320,000 students have experienced gun violence at school since Columbine. The tragic attacks in Uvalde, Texas; Newtown, Connecticut; Parkland, Florida; and other places have raised concerns among many people across the nation. Such shootings have become more frequent and more deadly in the last decade. Each mass murder has devastating effects on a whole community. Overall, the United States has become safer in recent years, yet mass shooters target innocent people indiscriminately - often in places where people should feel safe such as movie theaters, shopping centers, and schools. How can we stop mass shootings and ensure that people feel safe in their homes and communities?
A Deliberative Dialogue is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and community members to gather and exchange diverse views and experiences to seek a shared understanding of a challenge facing our society and to search for common ground for action.
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