Center for American Progress

: Film Screening: ‘Columbine 2024: 25 Years of Trauma’
Past Event

Film Screening: ‘Columbine 2024: 25 Years of Trauma’

A documentary film that follows two survivors of the Columbine Shooting Massacre, followed by a panel discussion with the film's director and survivors.

Center For American Progress | 1333 H St. NW Suite 100E Washington DC 20005
6:30 - 8:00 PM EDT

Please join the Center for American Progress’ Reel Progress program for a screening of “Columbine 2024: 25 Years of Trauma.” This 36-minute documentary follows the journey of Columbine teacher Kiki Leyba and his wife, Kallie Leyba, as they navigate the enduring aftermath of the Columbine tragedy. Delving into their lives over the span of two decades, this film provides a nuanced glimpse into how individuals cope with unfathomable loss and trauma. 

By exploring the individual experiences of Kiki and Kallie, viewers gain a complex understanding of how trauma shapes lives over time. The documentary honors the memory of those affected by the Columbine shooting while highlighting the ongoing struggle for healing and recovery. 

“Columbine 2024: 25 Years of Trauma” serves as a moving reminder of the enduring impact of mass violence on communities and individuals. It underscores the resilience of the human spirit in the face of profound adversity and offers hope for healing and reconciliation in the wake of tragedy. 

The film will be followed by a conversation on the long-lasting impact of gun violence and how we can better advocate for gun violence prevention, featuring:

  • Jeff Vespa, director, “Columbine 2024: 25 Years of Trauma”
  • Kiki Leyba, first-year teacher at Columbine High School in 1999
  • Kallie Leyba, executive director, American Federation of Teachers Colorado
  • Tom Mauser, activist and father of Daniel, a victim of the Columbine High School massacre

A light dinner will be provided.

Please note: Identification will be checked upon arrival at the Center for American Progress. Failure to provide an ID may result in denial of entry to the event.

Center For American Progress | 1333 H St. NW Suite 100E Washington DC 20005

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