The School of Education at Quinnipiac University will host an interdisciplinary program on “School and Gun Violence” from 6–8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Auditorium at Quinnipiac, 370 Bassett Road. This event is free and open to the public.

The program will start with Quinnipiac education students and Sheehan High School students staffing tables with information about several issues relating to school and gun violence, including student wellness, student activism and legislation.

At 7 p.m. a panel discussion will take place featuring Sydney Carim, a student activist at Sheehan High School; Gerald Conlogue, co-executive director of the Bioanthropology Research Institute at Quinnipiac; Russell Dallai, principal of North Haven High School; and Judy Puglisi, principal of the Metropolitan Business Academy. U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy also will provide remarks through a prerecorded message. A question-and-answer session will follow the discussion.

“The School of Education is hosting this interdisciplinary discussion to begin a call to action by teacher educators, teachers, students, legislators and public health officials to address the issue of school-based violence,” said Anne Dichele, dean of the School of Education at Quinnipiac. “It is incumbent upon all who prepare teachers for today’s classrooms to take a stance for the safety and well-being of all – teachers and students – and to address this complex issue through an interdisciplinary lens. We hope this discussion will begin to frame the actions needed in many areas to resolve the violence in our schools.”

For more information, call 203-582-3354.

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