Due to multiple unforeseen conflicts, this luncheon has been postponed until early 2015 — we regret any inconvenience this may cause. Please consider attending the candlelight vigil that North Carolinians Against Gun Violence will be sponsoring December 11 at 7:00 pm at the Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 West Cornwallis Road in Durham. Click here for more information.
NC Policy Watch presents a Crucial Conversation luncheon —
Gun Politics after Sandy Hook: What has changed, and what hasn’t?
December marks the two-year anniversary of the unspeakable tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Since that time, there have been 91 additional school shootings in the United States but only very limited progress in passing new laws to help curb gun violence. Recent elections results may, however, herald an encouraging shift. Is there hope that Americans will make progress in 2015 on this challenging and frequently divisive subject?
Please come help us explore this subject with two of North Carolina’s most knowledgeable experts:
|Dr. Kristin Goss is an Associate Professor of Public Policy Studies and Political Science at Duke University. Goss is the co-author (with Prof. Phillip Cook) of The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know (2014). Her 2006 book, Disarmed: The Missing Movement for Gun Control in America was based on her doctoral study, which won the American Political Science Association’s 2003 Harold D. Lasswell Award for the nation’s best dissertation in policy studies.|
|Becky Ceartas is the Director of North Carolinians Against Gun Violence – the state’s leading anti-gun violence advocacy group. Becky is a veteran policy advocate who has 13 years of organizing experience with various nonprofits. As a mother of a two year-old son, she was deeply touched by the tragedy in Newtown.|
When: Thursday, December 11, at noon — Box lunches will be available at 11:45 a.m.
Where: (**NOTE NEW LOCATION**) Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown, 320 Hillsborough St. (corner of Dawson and Hillsborough)
Space is limited – pre-registration required.
Cost: $10, admission includes a box lunch.
Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or email@example.com