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BU Dean’s Seminar: Global Health Storytelling—Gun Violence: Stories Behind the Numbers

#Enough. After the Orlando night club massacre of 49 people in June 2016, the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) created the #Enough campaign to express outrage and sorrow and extend a call to action. This is just one of the many ways to retell the story of homicide, suicide, and injury caused by firearms. These narratives focus on fractured communities, devastated families, and lives lost at each end of the gun. Shifting the emphasis away from gun control, constitutional rights, and criminal behavior creates room for the stories of human and social impact. As public health activists and researchers rewrite this polarizing tale we have an opportunity to work closely with journalists and artists to combine numbers with real voices and real lives to inspire urgency. In this panel discussion, we will talk about this collaboration and debate the question: How can journalism, the creative arts, and public health work together to say #enough? Featuring Mark Barden, Managing Director, Sandy Hook Promise; Clementina Chéry, President and CEO, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute; Carlos Javier Ortiz, Pulitzer Center Grantee, Director, Cinematographer, Documentary Photographer; and more. #SPHDSS17.

Thursday, September 28, 4:30. – 6 p.m.

Live-streaming available:www.bu.edu/sph/live

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