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Community Conversation: How Can Philanthropy Best Support Strong, Safe, and Equitable Communities in the Wake of Mass Shootings

June 28th, 2022
1:00PM to 2:30PM
Zoom - information to be emailed
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor
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The recent rash of mass shootings has once again reminded us of the gun violence epidemic in the United States, with an average of 11 mass shootings per week in 2022 to date, including the tragic and horrific events in Buffalo, NY and Uvalde, TX. While there is a small but growing number of funders working to address this problem, the impact of mass violence on everyday life requires a larger call to action across the country and our region

There is a role every funder can play. Whether it’s advocacy to strengthen our social safety net, advancing community conversations on race and racism, supporting schools to better address the mental health needs of students, funding efforts to strengthen our mental health systems, or growing civic leadership, each of us can be part of this effort.

Join CCPGrantmakers Council of Rhode Island, Maine Philanthropy Center, Nellie Mae Education Foundation, New Hampshire Funders Forum, Philanthropy Massachusetts, and Vermont Community Foundation for a special community conversation on philanthropy's role and response to mass shootings and violence. We will feature reflections from philanthropic leaders in the areas of education/youth; public health/healthy communities; and civil society/democracy/social justice.

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Registration & Program Follow-up Materials: Registration for the program will be closed at 2pm EST on the day before the program is scheduled to take place.  If you register after this point, you will be added to the waitlist and will be able to receive the program recording as well as all follow-up materials from the session.  For fee-based Nonprofit Partner programs, you can request these materials for a discounted rate.  Please note that it may take up to a week to prepare and disseminate those materials to all registrants.

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