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Bearing the Burden — Lethal Links: Guns and Violence Against Women

Bearing The Burden

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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Event recap

This panel will be an introductory overview of how women are more likely to bear the burdens of gun violence in the United States. This includes providing information on victimization of women via firearms, the rising rates of women’s suicides, and links to mass shootings.

Panelists:
April Zeoli, Professor of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University
Sierra Smucker, Associate Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
Brooklynn Hitchens, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park
M. Kristen Hefner, Associate Professor, The Citadel

Moderator:
Professor Kerri Raissian (UConn ARMS)

More Information

Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy

The University of Connecticut’s Center for Advancing Research, Methods, and Scholarship (ARMS) for Gun Injury Prevention and Brown University’s Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy have jointly collaborated to host a four-part webinar series entitled Bearing the Burden.  The series focuses on gun violence in America, its intersection with domestic violence, and its disproportionate impact on women, especially women of color. The impetus for the series is to bring together the community of scholars who are focusing on these crucial issues across multiple academic disciplines.