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Structural Violence, Gun Violence and Health Equity

Online

The P4HE Collective, the Violence Prevention Institute at Tulane University, and the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine will collaborate on a panel discussion on Structural Violence, Gun Violence and Health Equity. 

The root causes of gun violence in the United States are complex, deep, and far-reaching. They are embedded in our social structures, systems, and institutions that prohibit people from meeting their basic needs. This harm inevitably begets more harm. As such, gun violence is a consequence of ongoing structural violence. Addressing it requires an understanding of the ways the roots connect and overlap on multiple levels.  
 
The webinar panel discussion will highlight the issues, policies, and practices around gun violence and the need to broaden the lens for implementing preventative approaches. In this webinar, participants will:

• Evaluate the structural and social roots of gun violence and how they relate to health equity

• Learn about the epidemic of gun violence and its link with other forms of violence

• Discuss innovative strategies to combat the gun violence epidemic

• Explore next steps in using research to garner support for effective policy changes

Panelists:

• Julia Fleckman, Associate Director of the Violence Prevention Institute, Co-Director of the Center for Youth Equity, and Assistant Professor at the Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine 

• Tio Hardiman, Executive Director, Violence Interrupters Inc. 

• Tamara Jackson,  Clinical Social Worker for Hospital-based Intervention for Gun Violence Prevention, Executive Director of SilenceIsViolence  

• Sharven Taghavi, Director of Acute Care Surgery at Tulane Medical Center, Assistant Professor for the Tulane University School of Medicine, and faculty trauma surgeon at University Medical Center 

• Moderator: Katherine P. Theall, Senior Director of the Violence Prevention Institute, Director Mary Amelia Center for Women's Health Equity Research and Senior Director, and Cecile Usdin Professor of Women’s Health the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Date: Tuesday, August 16
Time: 1-2pm CT
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