Today is: Wednesday, April 25

DEAN'S SEMINAR: GLOBAL HEALTH STORYTELLING—Gun Violence: Stories Behind the Numbers

4:30 pm on Thursday, September 28, 2017
6:30 pm on Thursday, September 28, 2017
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
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#Enough. After the Orlando night club massacre of 49 people in June 2016, Boston University School of Public Health 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. LIVE STREAMING AVAILABLE at

Notes: This event will be recorded (videotaped, audiotaped, and/or photographed) and the recording may be reproduced and distributed on public-facing websites like YouTube and BUniverse. If you prefer not to appear in the recording, please sit in the area designated. If you have questions about where to sit, please speak to the videographer or photographer.