Experts at Yale to discuss curbing gun violence

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Proven measures to prevent gun violence will be the focus of a discussion on Thursday, Feb. 7, featuring Yale experts from the fields of public health, sociology, and the law; the New Haven chief of police; and a survivor of the Aurora movie theater shooting.

Titled “Preventing Gun Violence: What Research Tells Us About What Works,” the event will take place in Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Rm. 102, 6:30–7:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

This event is sponsored by Yale University Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS), and was organized by Yale College senior Ethan Rodriguez-Torrent.

“In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, gun violence has become a major local and a national issue. People want to know more about the many facets of gun violence in America; they also want to know about the effects of this violence, how it is caused and perpetuated, and most importantly what can be done to control it,” says Rodriguez-Torrent.

The full list of panelists includes: Andrew Papachristos. associate professor of sociology, fellow of ISPS, and expert on gun violence from a public health perspective; Tracey Meares. the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Dean M. Esserman. chief of the New Haven Police Department; Stephen Barton, an Aurora survivor and advocate for the organization Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The panel moderator is Michael Sierra-Arevalo, graduate policy fellow, ISPS.

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