Under the Gun

Under the Gun

Under the Gun

Gun violence in America, seemingly a daily headline in the news media, is the focus of a probing, semester-long examination at John Jay that seeks to shed light on “America’s Gun Epidemic: A Question of Public Health, Security, and Freedom.”

The themed initiative is highlighted by a panel discussion in April on “Mayors Against Illegal Guns: How Are Mayors Taking Responsibility for Addressing Gun Violence in Their Cities?” Mayors Against Illegal Guns is a coalition founded in 2006 by then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other big-city mayors. The group has since grown to more than 1,000 members and is part of the larger organization Everytown for Gun Safety, a co-sponsor of the kickoff event.

The series also includes film screenings, art exhibits, book talks, TEDxCUNYSalon presentations, and additional panel discussions. For more information on the gun violence initiative, visit http://johnjay.jjay.cuny.edu/gunviolence2017.