Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress will host a conversation with U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and leading experts on the growing use of guns as the weapon of choice for hate criminals and violent extremists. The attack last summer on the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, by a white supremacist who targeted the historic black church exemplified the increasing use of guns in crimes of hate and bias. The event will look at this trend and the impact of these crimes on affected communities while offering new ideas for policy solutions to help keep communities safe from violent extremists armed with guns.
Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President for External Affairs, Center for American Progress
Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), Congressman, 1st District of Rhode Island
Mark Potok, Senior Fellow, Southern Poverty Law Center
Steven Hawkins, Civil and Human Rights Advocate
Steve Scaffidi, Mayor, Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Chelsea Parsons, Vice President of Guns and Crime Policy, Center for American Progress
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
10:00 a.m. ET – 11:30 a.m. ET
Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
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