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Community 2020 Forum

Waging Peace in Our Communities:
Overcoming Gun Violence

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Secretary Andrew Cuomo
BACKGROUND ON THE SEMINAR

Each year, guns injure 100,000 Americans and kill over 30,000. Gun violence has reached epidemic proportions in our neighborhoods. From Colorado to Kentucky to Washington, DC, communities and families are being torn apart by this plague. This Community 2020 forum, Waging Peace In Our Communities: Overcoming Gun Violence will focus on how individuals, organizations and government officials can work together to reduce violence, take guns out of the hands of criminals and children, and build more peaceful and safe communities. The featured speakers -- U.S. Representative Carolyn McCarthy and Mr. Tom Mauser -- will share their personal and professional dedication to reducing gun violence in American society.

The event will be held at HUD Headquarters, 451 7th Street, SW, Washington, D.C. Reservations are required. RSVP by calling 202-708-5029 or 800-647-4963 by close of business on Monday, May 8.

HUD�s Community 2020 series brings together dynamic leaders to explore the future of America's communities and regions: where they are headed, and what they will be like in the next 25 years and beyond. The seminars focus on tough issues facing neighborhoods and families today and how they can become better prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow. This is the ninth Community 2020 seminar. Previous discussions have featured Jobs and the Economy; Race; Fair Housing; Public Safety; Education; Homelessness; Appalachia; and Communities Across the Americas.

AGENDA

Welcome and Introduction

Sonia Burgos
Director of the Community Safety and Conservation Division

Keynote

Andrew Cuomo
Secretary
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Speakers

Carolyn McCarthy
United States Representative, New York's Fourth District

Mr. Tom Mauser
Director of Political Affairs, SAFE Colorado
(Sane Alternatives to the Firearms Epidemic)


SPEAKER PROFILES

Carolyn McCarthy
United States Representative
New York's Fourth District

A nurse, mother and house-wife for over thirty years, Carolyn McCarthy led a quiet and peaceful life until gun violence killed her husband and injured her son on December 7, 1993. Rather than allow this tragedy to defeat her, McCarthy turned the incident into a public campaign against gun violence, earning a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and becoming a national voice for reducing gun violence.

Mr. Tom Mauser
Director of Political Affairs
SAFE Colorado
(Sane Alternatives to the Firearms Epidemic)

After losing his son, Daniel, in April of last year during the tragic Columbine High shootings. Mauser took a leave from his job as a manager for the Colorado Transportation Department and is now director of political affairs for SAFE Colorado, a bipartisan group formed after the killings to promote gun safety issues. Both speakers will share their personal and professional dedication to reducing gun violence in American society.

 

Read about the Safer Guns Coalition
and the Community 2020 Seminar Series.

 

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