Thurmond Hosts School Safety Town Hall

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Thurmond, Experts Will Discuss How to Protect and Prevent Gun Violence in Schools

WHAT: The Trump administration is considering the use of federal funds to arm teachers in classrooms and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos would strip funding from support programs that helps students in order to purchase weapons that could endanger their lives.  Join Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) and leading gun violence prevention experts and practioners for a discussion on why school gun violence occurs and what can be done to protect students.

Why: It is important to begin addressing school gun violence as a public health crisis, discuss policies and programs for schools to mitigate this escalating issue, and educate communities on what they can do to help.

WHERE: Rockridge Branch Library; 5366 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618

WHEN: Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

PANELISTS:  Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, Sandy Hook Promise, California Region Manager, Ilana Samuels, Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence, Executive Director, Peter Ambler, Chris Chatmon, Deputy Chief of Equity, Oakland Unified School District, Rosina Keren, Counselor, Berkeley Unified School District, Oakland Tech High School Student(s)

CONTACT: Ayodeji Taylor, Communications Director for Assemblymember Thurmond, 916-319-2015

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