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Date: Apr 11, 2013
Panel Examines Gun Violence Prevention, April 15
Speakers Include Rep. Carolyn McCarthy
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY -- Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy and others who have been directly affected by gun violence will be featured speakers at a program on Monday, April 15, 2013 sponsored by Hofstra’s Center for Civic Engagement and the Insight Campaign to End Gun Violence. The event is called "How Can We Prevent Gun Violence in Our Communities?”
The program, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. will be held in the Leo A. Guthart Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus. It will feature artwork and essays by elementary and high school children on the topic of gun violence.
The panel presentation will begin at 9 a.m. Congresswoman McCarthy will speak at 10 a.m. The panel, moderated by Richard Koubek of Jobs with Justice LI, includes:
• Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, who co-chairs the NY chapter of State Legislators Against Illegal Guns;
• John Aresta, Malverne Chief of Police;
• Sergio Argueta, Director of Adelphi University's Undergraduate Social Work Program;
• Frederick Brewington, Esq., civil rights lawyer and community advocate;
• Joyce Gorycki, chair of the LI chapter of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence; her husband was also killed in the 1993 LIRR massacre in which Congresswoman McCarthy's husband was shot;
• Sister Jeanne Clark, O.P., Pax Christi LI and founder of HOMECOMING, a community supported agricultural and educational project
The InSight Campaign is a project of conscientious Long Islanders, with the goal of making public spaces safe for our neighbors, most particularly for our children. Civic, educational, community, and faith representatives and students will participate in the program.
Co-sponsors are: Sisters of St. Joseph-Brentwood, Congregation of the Infant Jesus; Daughters of Wisdom; Great Neck Sane /Peace Action; Hofstra Center for Civic Engagement; Hofstra International Scene; Hofstra Women of Action; Leadership of the Dominican Sisters of Amityville; Leadership of the Sisters of Charity, Halifax; LI Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives; LI Council of Churches; LI Immigrant Alliance; LI Interfaith Alliance; LI Jobs with Justice; Pax Christi LI; Reach Out America; Social Justice Committee, UU Congregation at Shelter Rock; The Brothers of Little Portion Priory, Society of St. Francis; Town of Hempstead Against Gun Violence; Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk US Province.
For more information, contact Martin Melkonian, Professor of Economics, atr 516-463-5595.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution of higher education where more than 11,000 full and part-time students choose from undergraduate and graduate offerings in liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, applied science, communication, education, health sciences and human services, honors studies, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.