Forum on Preventing Gun Violence Set for April 14

On Thursday, April 14, Fullerton College will host A Time for Action: A Campus Forum on Preventing Gun Violence on College Campuses to create an opportunity for members of the campus community to discuss ways to prevent gun violence. It will culminate in a letter-writing campaign, with participants writing to elected officials to share their ideas about what can be done to make college campuses safer.

The forum, which will immediately follow a campus-wide active shooter drill, will take place in the 200 Building in Rooms 224-228 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

“The idea for this event grew out of the Moment of Silence that Fullerton College observed last fall one week after the Umpqua Community College mass shooting,” said English Professor Danielle Fouquette. “A small group of us, including Dr. Greg Schulz, Social Science faculty members Josh Ashenmiller and Jodi Balma and myself, met to discuss how we could bring the college together to respond to the problem of gun violence on college campuses. We came up with a simple plan: A campus-wide forum followed by a letter-writing campaign … We hope to send many letters to elected officials letting them know that we at Fullerton College do not accept that such violence is inevitable.”

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