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Posted on: February 26, 2018

Media Advisory: "Gun Summit" set to stir community discussion about impacts of gun violence

Media Advisory: "Gun Summi: The Realities of Gun Violence in Kansas City, a Community Discussion"  is planned to stir community discussion about the impacts of gun violence in Kansas City. The April 20 event will be open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to pre-register.

The public is invited to a daylong "Gun Summit: The Realities of Gun Violence in Kansas City, a Community Discussion," which will be held on April 20, 2018, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road in Kansas City. A variety of speakers will explore gun violence here, in Missouri and across the nation. The impacts of this violence in the community will be the program's special focus. Speakers will address the impacts on children, families, health care, education and businesses. Among the speakers will be Dr. Richard Rosenfeld, Founders Professor in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, who will examine crime data and crime-reduction strategies; Dr. Joah L. Williams, a UMKC assistant professor of psychology who studies the mental health impacts of trauma on individuals. Local speakers will include Truman Medical Center trauma service staff who are promoting a battlefield medicine response to today's reality of gun violence in an effort to save more lives, as well as others addressing the impacts on children and family, business and the community. 

A full agenda will be posted soon on the Jackson County Prosecutor's website. Pre-register at this link: Pre-registration Form

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

Director of Communication

Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office

Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor

Work   : (816) 881-3812

Mobile: (816) 674-3954

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