Public Health and Racial Justice Approaches to Gun Violence

Oct. 12, 2022
12:10PM - 1:00PM
SLB Room 120 and online
Open to the Public

Join the Solomon Center, YLS Defenders, and the Black Law Students Association for the second event of the semester on gun violence. This event will explore gun violence as a racial justice issue, including the structural racism underpinning gun violence, the disproportionate impact of gun violence on communities of color, and the violent externalities of the criminal legal response to gun violence. The conversation will focus on how to cultivate a multi-faceted approach—utilizing the law, research and, most importantly, community empowerment—to combat this epidemic.

The panel will feature:

 -Aimee Carlisle: Public defender at the Bronx Defenders and co-signatory on an amicus brief in NYSRPA v. Bruen submitted by a coalition of public defenders

-TJ Grayson: Movement lawyer and Justice Catalyst Fellow at the Advancement Project

-Marcus McAllister: Former trainer of “violence interrupters” for Cure Violence, a community-based public health model for gun violence prevention implemented in multiple jurisdictions nationwide.

-Dr. Joseph Richardson, Jr.: Professor of African-American Studies and Anthropology at the University of Maryland and Founder and Executive Director of the Transformative Research and Applied Violence Intervention Lab (TRAVAIL)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Solomon Center, YLS Defenders, and the Black Law Students Association

Yale Health Law and Policy Society (YHeLPS)

Yale Health law and Policy Society (YHeLPS), the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, YLS Defenders, and the Black Law Students Association