Guns Don’t Kill People
John Rosenthal and Charlton McIlwain
Moderated by Edward Powell
Guns Don’t Kill People, The Media Kills People
The media shapes how we see things, even when we know the truth is otherwise. After all, why is the national conversation on guns framed as “pro-gun vs. anti-gun” despite most of our perspectives being much more nuanced? Moderator Edward Powell (Executive Director, The Boston Foundation’s StreetSafe Boston) shines a spotlight on how the media’s distortion of reality exacerbates gun violence. He speaks with John Rosenthal (gun owner and founder/Chairman of Stop Handgun Violence) and Charlton McIlwain (Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU Steinhardt) to identify how TV, internet, and newspaper reporting paints an inaccurate picture of guns’ effects on communities of color and engages in fear-mongering that fails to prevent further tragedies.
Thursday, March 21, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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