For many years, the debate over how we prevent firearm-related injury and death was one that many members of my profession were reluctant to broach. That time has come to an end. Some have told us “stay in our lane”, this is our lane, and doing nothing is not an option.
My name is Aalayah Eastmond. I am a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl. Next Thursday will mark exactly one year from the day that 17 of my fellow schoolmates and educators were shot and killed, 17 more injured.
Gun violence prevention starts with public awareness -- about safe storage, Extreme Risk laws, background checks, and more -- and public awareness requires outreach. Enter social workers.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s commitment to nonviolence to achieve civil rights and racial justice came to a violent end 51 years ago today when he was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee.
The Cleveland School shooting was not the first mass school shooting in America, nor did it claim the greatest number of lives. But, as the first mass school shooting in the age of 24-hour cable news, the Cleveland School massacre of 1989, stunned the nation.
Eighteen years ago today, my daughter Laura was murdered while home on winter break from college. Sharing Laura’s story and fighting for change has helped me make sense of a world that had gone awry.
The 2018 midterm elections were a substantial step forward for the gun violence prevention (GVP) movement. For the first time in a generation, GVP champions in Congress have an opportunity to pass meaningful legislation.
As a consequence of the government shutdown, now in its fifth day, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) expired on December 21 at midnight. This little-talked about consequence of the government shutdown is continuing to endanger the lives of women.
The end of the year always seems to bring about personal reflection. We think back on what we’ve done and look ahead to see what still needs to be accomplished. So too at Brady. We are proud of what we have accomplished this year, and are excited about the future.
Honor with action. It’s a term we use a great deal in the world of gun violence prevention because it really is why we do what we do. We can’t bring back the thousands of lives lost, but we can work like hell to make sure it stops happening.