Penn Lecture: Gun Policy and Its links to Domestic Violence

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820October 25, 2007

WHAT: Reducing Lethal Violence Against Women: Firearms, Policy and Politics, the Ornter-Unity Center on Family Violence Lecture

WHO: Dr. Susan Sorenson, professor, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania

In May, Dr. Sorenson testified before a congressional subcommittee on the effectiveness of laws designed to keep guns out of the hands of abusers.  She has written more than 100 publications on how gender, ethnicity and place of birth are related to the risk of violence.

WHEN: Thurs., Nov. 1, 3-4 p.m.

Reception immediately following

WHERE: University of Pennsylvania

Stiteler Hall Lounge

208 S. 37th St., Philadelphia

(Stiteler is located directly across from the Caster Buildings main entrance at 3701 Locust Walk.)

WHY: In light of the many instances of domestic violence that end in homicides, this is an opportunity to meet with key Penn faculty members as well as local advocacy organizations and to develop contacts for future interviews.  Also, its an opportunity to gather credible research in the fields of domestic violence and gun-control policies.