Virtual Symposium – The Deadly Intersection of White Supremacy and Firearms
Thursday 9 February 2023, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST, online (USA)
White supremacy not only encompasses the belief that white people are inherently superior to people of other races – it also constitutes the political, social, and economic structures that enable white people to retain power over people of other races. Hate crimes and political violence are expressions of as well as functions of the maintenance of white supremacy. The intersection of access to guns, hate crimes, and political violence enable violent and deadly manifestations of white supremacy that serve to maintain the status quo and prevent Black, Brown, and Indigenous people from attaining and exercising social, political, and economic power in the United States.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions and the Bloomberg American Health Initiative are co-hosting a virtual symposium “The Deadly Intersection of White Supremacy and Firearms.” The event is supported by the Department of Health Policy and Management and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Attendees will hear from the following survivors and experts:
Plenary sesison “Hate Plus a Gun is Deadly” with Reverend Sharon Risher whose mother, Ethel Lance and her cousins Tywanza Sanders and Susie Jackson were murdered by a white supremacist at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Panel 1 “Youth Attitudes Towards Firearms: Racial Resentment, Misogyny, and Attraction to Guns ” with Rae Jereza, PhD, American University Polarization and Extremism Research Innovation Lab; Daniel Relihan, American University Polarization and Extremism Research Innovation Lab; Paige Tetens, Research Department, Everytown for Gun Safety; Justin Wagner, Investigations Department, Everytown for Gun Safety
Panel 2 with Garen Wintemute, Director of the University of California Firearm Injury Center; Edelyn Verona, professor of psychology at the University of South Florida and Co-Director of the University’s Center for Justice Research & Policy; Alexandra Filindra, associate professor of political science and psychology at the University of Chicago Illinois; and Angela Stroud, associate professor of sociology and social justice at Northland College.
Panel 3 “Race, Gun Violence, and the Second Amendment: Perspectives From Legal Theory” with Gregory Magarian, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law; o Joseph Blocher, Duke University School of Law and the Duke University Firearms Law Center; Reva Siegel, Yale Law School; and Darrell Miller, Duke University School of Law and the Duke University Firearms Law Center.
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