Gun violence is a pervasive public health crisis in this country. Forty-four percent of Americans today know someone who has been shot by a gun, and during their lifetime, nearly every American will know someone who has been shot.
How do we understand the impact of gun violence on individuals, families and communities? Who are the victims, who are the perpetrators and what are their stories? Are these narratives told with the dignity and urgency due a public health crisis, or have we as a society normalized them as part of our experience?
The MGH Center for Gun Violence Prevention, led by Peter Masiakos, MD, and Chana Sacks, MD, is partnering with Emerson College and the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute on a Boston-based collaboration that will explore narrative interventions aiming to interrupt the crisis of gun violence through media, arts and communication. The Mass General Brigham community is invited to register for this virtual launch event, which will start at 2 p.m. on December 2.