WGBH radio and television host Callie Crossley will moderate a panel discussion at Emerson College next week to discuss whether media and video games impact gun violence, according to Emerson College officials.
This is the second panel in a four-part discussion series, “Made in America: Our Gun Violence Culture,” which is part of Emerson President Lee Pelton’s initiative to improve the conversation on gun violence after the Newtown, Conn., massacre, according to the statement.
Pelton, who announced the panel series last month, said in a statement that “gun violence is a health crisis for our nation—one that is having a devastating effect on the lives of our young people in particular. I hope these initiatives, aimed at engaging the academic community in thoughtful debates and discussions, will help bring about positive action on this critical social issue.”
Panelists include Dan Isett, director of Public Policy for the Parents Television Council; Nancy Carlsson-Paige, a professor at Lesley University; T. Atilla Ceranoglu, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at numerous local hospitals; and David Horowitz, executive director of the Media Coalition, an association that defends the First Amendment rights of publishers, booksellers, and video game producers.
The discussion is free and open to the public, the statement said. It will be held at the Semel Theater on March 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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