Thursday, May 3, 6:30–8:30pm. As motor vehicle deaths among children go down, gun deaths are making their way up the ranks and are currently the second leading cause of death among children in the US. In 2016, 2,367 children ages 0 to 18 died of firearm-related injuries, according to WISQARS, the CDC’s web-based fatality system. This steady pattern of gun-related deaths goes well beyond the mass shootings that garner media attention.
University of Michigan professors Marc Zimmerman, Marshall H. Becker Collegiate Professor of Public Health, and Patrick Carter, assistant professor of Emergency Medicine, will present “Kids and Guns: Prevention Strategies,” a conversation to help us understand the risks associated with youth exposure to firearms and strategies for mitigating those risks.
The event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us.