Summer Learning Series

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The MI-YVPC  hosts a summer speaker series that brings interdisciplinary thought leaders who discuss the root causes of racial disparities in firearm violence and needed solutions. Speakers include faculty, staff, and community leaders who are experts in their field. Past speakers have included members from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention, Boston University’s School of Public Health, and the White House Office for Gun Violence Prevention.

These events are free to attend. They are open to our trainees, school of public health students and faculty, and community partners. 

All speaker series talks are recorded and freely available. Check out all of our previous talks on our YouTube channel.

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2023: Charting the Path Forward

Engaging Science, Policy, and Practice to Reduce Gun Violence Disparities

Gun violence rose steeply during the COVID-19 pandemic, contributing to widening disparities for communities of color and youth.

In this speaker series, interdisciplinary thought leaders in policy, prevention science, and practice discuss the root causes of these disparities and needed solutions.

Guest lecturers explore this issue across community and school settings with a focus on approaches that can center community voices in prevention and increase equity.

This series is presented by the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center at the Prevention Research Collaborative in collaboration with the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention and Injury Prevention Center.

It took place over several weeks in the summer of 2023. The recordings are available on our YouTube channel, with the playlist below. The original post about this series can be found here.

Playlist: Charting the Path Forward (2023)