Gun Violence: Stories Behind the Numbers

Community organizers commemorate the one-year anniversary of the death of Damian Turner in August 2011. Turner was 18 when a stray bullet hit him while he was outside his home in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago. Image by Carlos Javier Ortiz. United States, 2011.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 04:30pm EDT (GMT -0400)
Boston University
Hiebert Lounge
72 East Concord Street
Boston, MA 02118
United States

Join Carlos Javier Ortiz, Clementina Chéry, Mark Barden, Thea L. James, John Rosenthal, and moderator Bindu Kalesan at Boston University on Thursday, September 28, 2017, for "Gun Violence: Stories Behind the Numbers."

Ortiz, a Pulitzer Center grantee, is a director, cinematographer and documentary photographer who focuses on urban life, gun violence, racism, poverty and marginalized communities. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in a variety of venues and published in numerous magazines. Chéry is the founder, president, and CEO of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, a center for healing, teaching, and learning for families and communities impacted by murder, trauma, grief, and loss. Barden is the managing director of Sandy Hook Promise. James is an associate professor of emergency medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, vice president of mission and associate chief medical officer at Boston Medical Center (BMC), assistant dean in the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, and director of the Violence Intervention Advocacy Program at BMC. Rosenthal is founder of Stop Handgun Violence.

Kalesan, an assistant professor at Boston University School of Medicine and School of Public Heath, moderates the discussion.

Boston University is a Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium partner through its School of Public Health, Center for Global Health and Development, and College of Communications. Rebecca Kaplan, Pulitzer Center education specialist and Mellon/ACLS public fellow, joins Ortiz for this Campus Consortium visit. The event to discuss the human and social impact of gun violence is also in collaboration with the interdisciplinary BU Program on Global Health Storytelling.