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Bearing the Burden: Legislative Responses to Firearm Violence Against Women

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
12:00pm – 1:30pm


ARMS/Brown Webinar Series 2023

The University of Connecticut’s Center for Advancing Research, Methods, and Scholarship (ARMS) in 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. This series will bring together those focusing on these crucial issues across multiple domains and academic disciplines.

Part 2 - Legislative Responses to Firearm Violence Against Women

Date: Wednesday March 22, 2023 | 12PM-1:30PM (Eastern Time)

Format: Via Zoom

Description: This panel brings together legislators and scholars who study the creation of firearm laws to understand how state and federal governments create firearm policy. Topics to be discussed include when laws are too vague, who fills the gaps, what laws have been effective, and what happens when people in power do not want to comply with the law.


US Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI), Congressman, Rhode Island’s First Congressional District, U.S. House of Representatives

Gretta Gardner, Esq., Chief Legal Officer, Ujima Inc., The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community

Lisa Geller, Director of State Affairs, Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions


Moderator: Professor Kaitlin Sidorsky (Coastal Carolina University)



UConn ARMS Center (primary), Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy , UConn Master Calendar

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