January 29 - 10:00 amEnd:
January 30 - 03:30 pmEvent Category:
End Gun Violence Michigan
Please join us for Michigan’s first Gun Violence Prevention Summit January 29 & 30.
The 2024 Gun Violence Prevention Summit is co-sponsored by End Gun Violence Michigan, the University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention, the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions, Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action, the Alliance for Gun Responsibility and the Joyce Foundation.
Michigan has passed an astounding amount of gun violence prevention legislation in 2023: universal background checks, extreme risk protection orders, safe storage, and protections for domestic violence survivors. Now, the hard work of implementing those laws begins.
If Michigan’s new gun safety laws are going to live up to their promise, we have to make sure that every level of government and society is working together to make them a day-to-day reality.
The main focus of the summit is to share best practices and challenges of how these new laws can be implemented effectively and equitably. We are bringing together national and local experts to explore these questions from a variety of perspectives.
To this end, we will convene practitioners in a number of fields, including law enforcement, education, youth & youth workers, local government, domestic violence, suicide prevention, academia, social services, community violence intervention, health care, and community organizing groups.
Panel discussions will include:
–Domestic violence: Strategies for providers and advocates to utilize the new extreme risk protection order and survivor protection laws.
–Law enforcement: What are the best policies and procedures for the new gun laws, including relinquishment, extreme risk protection orders, and domestic violence protections?
–Health Care: How can health care providers integrate gun violence prevention into their practice? There will be a focus on emergency and pediatric settings.
–Youth: How can youth advocate that their schools promote safe storage and implement equitable extreme risk protection order policies?
-Suicide prevention: How can safe storage and extreme risk protection orders prevent suicide attempts?
–Schools and Educators: How can schools promote safe storage and implement the new extreme risk protection order law? School counselors and safety officers are eligible extreme risk protection order reporters.
-Community Violence Intervention: How are the new community violence intervention programs proceeding? How can these programs be supported and expanded?
-Community Activism: How can grassroots leaders get involved as leaders or community educators?
The event will take place from 10 AM – 3:30 PM on January 29 & 30 via Zoom.
Activism training for youth leaders and community education volunteers will be available at 7 PM on January 29 and 30.
Registration is free, though donations are welcome.
This page will be updated when the agenda is finalized. Registrants will be sent an agenda as soon as it is available.