by Laurie Williams with Margaret Schankler I had known about and been impressed by Margaret’s work as Facebook Admin for Michigan Resistance for several months before I actually met her while she was captaining the Michigan Resistance table at the regional Indivisible Fair in Farmington Hills, Michigan in May 2017. Although Margaret is physically…
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Gun Violence and Firearm Safety: How Can I Make a Difference?
Jim Peggs, MD and Sonya Lewis, MD, MPH, will be speaking as representatives of the Michigan based physicians’ organization, Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence (PPGV).
Drs. Lewis and Peggs will share some startling data comparing gun violence in America to other highly developed nations and explore possible reasons for the disparities. They will discuss some basic steps that health professionals and all members of our community can take to decrease the prevalence of death and injury from gun violence.
Special emphasis will be placed on vulnerable populations such as children, people managing mental health concerns, and people who are victims of intimate partner violence. The discussion will also extend to ways in which we can promote a safer world in the presence of guns.