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Air Date 5/23/2023

Today, instead of focusing on the problem, we take a look at the growing activism around the crisis of gun violence.

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Ch. 1: Perspectives on Activism Gun Violence - Hope College - Air Date 3-2-23

We know that not all individuals present will call themselves activists, but we hope the audience can apply what they learn to other areas of their lives.

Ch. 2: March For Our Lives' David Hogg on renewed gun control debate following Nashville shooting - CBS News - Air Date 3-29-23

David Hogg, who helped start March For Our Lives after surviving the 2018 Parkland shooting, joins John Dickerson to discuss how to keep momentum behind the fight for gun control.

Ch. 3: Fred Guttenberg on gun control ‘stop listening to the liars’ - MSNBC - Air Date 5-11-23

Parkland shooting victim’s father Fred Guttenberg joins Ana Cabrera ahead of his meeting with Senate Democrats on gun violence and the path forward as mass shootings remain a constant threat in America.

Ch. 4: Tennessee Rep. Justin Jones talks background checks and action on new gun laws - MSNBC - Air Date 4-12-23

Reinstated state lawmaker Justin Jones talks about Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s new executive order on strengthening background checks after Jones was expelled from the state’s legislature for participating in a rally for more gun laws.

Ch. 5: The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (Community Matters) - ThinkTech Hawaii - Air Date 8-18-22

What Can we Do to Help it in its Efforts. The host for this show is Jay Fidell. The guest is Erin Davis.

Ch. 6: Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts on recent victories - MSNBC - Air Date 1-15-23

Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts joins Cori Coffin to discuss recent breakthroughs for gun control advocates in New York and Illinois, even as the nation continues to see tragedies.

Ch. 7: Peace Makers canvassing Lynchburg Neighborhood where teen was shot - WSLS 10 - Air Date 4-16-23

Speaking with ex-gang members now working with the Peacemakers organization

Ch. 8: As states grapple with age limits for buying guns, what’s the potential effect - PBS NewsHour - Air date 5-13-23

Lisa Geller joins John Yang to discuss the impact of age-restriction legislation is having in states that already have age restrictions on purchasing firearms in place.

Ch. 9: Perspectives on Activism Gun Violence Part 2 - Hope College - Air Date 3-2-23


Ch. 10: Moms come together to call for gun reform on Mother’s Day - MSNBC - Air Date 5-15-23

This Mother’s Day a group of moms banded together to demand comprehensive gun reform and they are calling on the general public to help amplify their message.

Ch. 11: “Shock & Surprise”Serbia Reels from Two Mass Shootings, Demands Stronger Gun Control - Democracy Now! - Air Date 5-13-23

We speak with Serbian journalist Ljiljana Smajlović as Serbia reels from a pair of mass shootings that left 17 people dead, incidents that spurred mass protests and demands for stronger gun control.


Ch. 12: Immigrating breaks social ties - Erin from (Just Outside) Philadelphia


Ch. 13: Final comments on how homophobia impedes male friendships

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Description: Protestors in red shirts gather on the lawn in front of the U.S. Capitol building holding a large red sign that says “Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America”

Credit: “Gathering before RALLY FOR SENATE ACTION ON GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION at the US Capitol Grounds” by Elbert Barnes  | License CC BY-SA 2.0 | Changes: Cropped

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