Temple Sinai Proudly Presents the 2016 Zwerdling Memorial Program for Social Justice

 GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION: Problems, prospects and the public – Saturday, November 19






Program Schedule

3:00 PM          A keynote address by Congressman-Elect Jamie Raskin (D-MD 8th District)

3:30 PM          Screening of 91%, a new documentary about the 91% of Americans who support universal background checks, followed by a discussion with film director, John Richie

4:45 PM          Break

5:00 PM          A panel of experts on gun violence prevention, who will discuss the cultural, legal, political, and social challenges to achieve it, including chances for legislative action in the 115th Congress and on the state level

6:30 PM          Havdalah Service, Dinner and Concluding Remarks

 Featured Panelists

 Daniel W. Webster, ScD, MPH

Professor of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research

Kathleen Krepps

Chapter Spokesperson – D.C., Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Kate Ranta

Domestic gun violence survivor and activist with The Everytown Survivor Network

 Mike Weisser

Gun store owner; Life Member, National Rifle Association; leading NRA critic and featured Huffington  Post blogger, “Mike the Gun Guy.”

Moderator: Lynn Sweet

Washington D.C. Bureau Chief, Chicago Sun-Times


Space is limited. RSVP at http://www.zwerdlingshabbaton2016.eventbrite.com by Friday, November 18 at 9 AM.

There is no charge to attend the program only; program and dinner is $20/person.Temple Sinai’s Gun Violence Prevention Group (TSGVPG) formed the summer of 2016. It seeks through educational programs, research and advocacy to educate and engage the Temple Sinai community on the vital issues of gun violence and its prevention in America today. For more information, please email steve.klitzman@gmail.com

 This program is supported by the Zwerdling Memorial Program for Social Justice which was established by the Zwerdling Family in memory of Joseph and Abraham and Thelma Zwerdling, and their legacy of pursuit of social justice.