Event: Intergroup Relations Program - Dialogue on "Gun Violence in the U.S."

Date & Time

November 28, 2017 -
5:00pm to 7:30pm

Contact Information

Contact Information
Rita Phetmixay, MA, MSW rphetmixay@saonet.ucla.edu Phone (310) 825-8213 https://www.facebook.com/events/167547350500726/

Location

Bruin Plate Private Dining Room

Greetings Campus Partners!

 

On behalf of the Intergroup Relations Program, I would like to invite you all to participate in our next dialogue of the year titled: “Gun Violence in the U.S." In light of the recent mass shootings happening in Las Vegas, Texas and so forth, our program would like to invite all UCLA students, staff, and faculty to dialogue about the history and facts pertaining to gun violence in the United States. In 2017 alone, there has been about 307 mass shootings where 4 or more people have been shot/killed within the same vicinity and time (not including the shooter). Questions that result from these incidences ask: Why is gun violence such a pervasive issue in the U.S. as compared to other countries? Who does it impact? How is the media responding to the types of shooters? How are people responding and reacting to the number of mass shootings?

This space will be facilitated by two IGR diversity peer leaders and is intended to be educational, supportive, and thought-provoking.

 

Date: Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Time: 5:30pm-6:00pm (dinner) 6:00-7:30pm (facilitated dialogue)

Location: Bruin Plate Private Dining Room

 

Please RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/igrgunviolence 

Facebook event invite located here: https://www.facebook.com/events/167547350500726/

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-many-mass-shootings-in-america-las-vegas-shooting-2017-10 

 

Thank you and we look forward to your participation! Attached is a flyer to share with your students and other networks.  

 

In community,

 

Rita Phetmixay, MA, MSW

Gender Pronouns: She/Her/They

Program Coordinator,

Intergroup Dialogue Relations (IGR) &

GRIT Peer Coaching Programs

UCLA Bruin Resource Center

B44D, Student Activities Center

www.igr.ucla.edu|www.grit.ucla.edu

(310) 825-8213