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Gun Violence Prevention Landscape

May 31st, 2018
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Philanthropy Massachusetts, 133 Federal Street, Suite 802, Boston, MA
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor
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Please join us for a panel discussion on the national Gun Violence Prevention Landscape.

What makes gun violence a public health issue in our country? What are the variety of donor responses to this issue in relation to C4 & C3 organizations? How do we change the national conversation? How do we define progress?  How do new donors engage? 



David Brotherton, Communications Consultant & Advisor, Gun Violence Prevention Program, Kendeda Fund

David Hemenway, Director, Harvard Injury Control Research Center and Health Policy Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Nina Vinik, Director, Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform Program, Joyce Foundation


Deva Hirsch, Executive Director, The Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation


About the panel:

David Brotherton is a communications consultant and advisor for the Kendeda Fund’s Gun Violence Prevention program. David is also president of Brotherton Strategies, where he provides communications services to a diverse mix of national foundations, global NGOs, local nonprofits, and mission-driven for-profit clients. Having spent 25 years working at the intersection of message, media, brand, and social change, David has extensive experience helping organizations develop and implement practical, actionable communication plans yielding meaningful, measurable results.

David Hemenway, Ph.D., Professor of Health Policy, is Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. Dr. Hemenway teaches classes on injury and on economics. He has won ten teaching awards at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Hemenway has written widely on injury prevention, including articles on firearms, violence, suicide, child abuse, motor vehicle crashes, fires, falls and fractures.  He headed the pilot for the National Violent Death Reporting System, which provides detailed and comparable information on suicide and homicide. In 2012 he was recognized by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention as one of the “twenty most influential injury and violence professionals over the past twenty years.”

Nina Vinik leads Joyce’s grant making in support of evidence-based policies and practices to reduce gun deaths and injuries, improve police legitimacy and build police-community trust, and reduce mass incarceration in the United States. Under Nina’s direction, Joyce has funded some of the nation’s most significant research into the impact of state prevention strategies. She also has focused on developing broad stakeholder coalitions to advocate for policies to keep our communities safe.

Deva Hirsch joined the Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation as Executive Director in May 2015. Prior to returning to Boston, Deva served as Executive Director for the Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation in Atlanta, GA, the founder and president of Hands On Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan and one of two founding Co-Directors and Vice President for Program at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation in Atlanta, GA.  

Program sponsored by The Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation. 

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