Stand Against Teen Gun Violence: A Virtual Panel Discussion
October 14, 2021
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Gun violence continues to surge in Pittsburgh and teens are in the crosshairs. "One third of the city's 41 homicides are teens." What are the driving factors behind the recent shooting surge? How are teens gaining such easy access to weapons? And what can be done to stem the violence? Join us on Zoom for a virtual panel discussion. Panelists include: Sala Udin, Former Pittsburgh City Councilman and School Board Member; Lavonnie Bickerstaff, Assistant Police Chief, City of Pittsburgh; Tina Ford, Founder of Mothers of Murdered Sons (MOMS); Alison Shih, Everytown Legal Counsel, North East. This event is co-sponsored by: Black Women for Positive Change, Moms Demand Action/Everytown, Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence, and CeaseFirePA. This event is being held in support of Black Women for Positive Change's Month of Families, Opportunities and Non-Violence.

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The Crisis of Gun Violence in our Neighborhoods A Panel Discussion Featuring elected State

The Crisis of Gun Violence in our Neighborhoods: A Virtual Panel Discussion
October 14, 2021

7:00- 8:30 PM

We face a crisis of gun suicide, domestic violence and community
violence. What are the issues? What role do guns play?

WHAT CAN BE DONE TO STEM THE TIDE? Join us for a panel discussion where we will consider this crisis and possible solutions, both legislative and non-legislative.


State Representative Nick Pisciottano, (PA-38)
State Representative Austin Davis (PA-35)

Richard Garland, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences (U. of


Nicole Molinaro, President/CEO Women's Center and Shelter


Dana Kellerman, Policy Director, Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence




















Upcoming Events in Commemoration of October 27, 2018



Commemoration Through Action: How to Advocate for Gun Safety Reform

In loving memory of Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz

Offered as part of the 2021 Days of Service, in Commemoration of the October 27, 2021 massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue.


October 20, 2021                            October 24, 2021

 7:00 - 8:30 PM                               1:00 - 2:30 PM






The two workshops are identical. Please only register for one.


All of us heal differently. If you wish to continue on your healing journey by working to improve our gun laws, this virtual workshop, hosted by Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence and CeaseFirePA, will teach you how to become an effective advocate for common sense gun policies. The training covers the nature of gun violence; local, regional, and national trends; existing firearm policy in PA; current firearm-related legislative and policy issues; the legislative process in Harrisburg; and how to engage legislators and others in the gun violence prevention movement.



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