Activism Brunch: GUN CONTROL

Saturday, April 11 at 12:00pm at Hillman City Collaboratory Mixing Chamber

FREE (suggested donation of $10)

A panel of local subject matter experts will illuminate common myths and misconceptions about gun control, detail the complexity of factors and challenges that complicate the issue, and share ideas how you can get involved and advocate for change. A light brunch will be served.

PLUS, a sneak peek of Mirror Stage’s upcoming Expand Upon: GUN CONTROL, featuring Angie Bolton, Anuhea Brown, Eloisa Cardona, Rachel Permann, Jonathan Keyes, Mario Martinez, Kevin Shannon and Andy Tran.

Expand Upon: GUN CONTROL cast

The general event timeline:

  • 12:00pm: Doors open
  • 12:10pm: Greeting & introductions
  • 12:15pm: Panel discussion on the complexities of Gun Control
  • 12:45pm: Teaser scene #1
  • 1:00pm: Audience Q&A with panel
  • 1:30pm: Teaser scene #2
  • 1:45pm: Panel: How to advocate for change
  • 2:00pm: Thank you and end of event

Panelists include:

Larry Wechsler, MS, MBA, MHA is the current President of Washington CeaseFire. Larry moved to Seattle after getting his degree in aerospace engineering and has had successful careers in engineering, epidemiology, and management. As a Washington CeaseFire board member since 2014, Larry has advocated for common sense measures and legislation to reduce gun violence, participated in educational efforts related to gun safety, and helped organize commemorative events and vigils honoring past victims of gun violence. As a public health professional, Larry believes gun violence is an epidemic that requires investment in research and implementation of public health strategies to help mitigate the problem. Equally important, as a father of three school-age children, Larry shares the concerns of parents calling for safer schools and communities.  Recently, Larry organized a 5K run/walk annual event to promote community awareness of gun violence.