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What To Do About Gun Violence

 Export to Your Calendar 10/13/2017
When: 10/13/2017
8:30 am
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University Club of Chicago
76 East Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois 
United States
Contact: Debbie Groboski
312 692 2636

Online registration is available until: 10/13/2017
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What To Do About Gun Violence
A Symposium Presented by the

Seventh Circuit Bar Association Foundation
October 13, 2017
University Club, 76 East Monroe, Chicago IL 60603



8:45 - 9:15
Preface - What is the nature of gun violence?  What do the data tell us?

David Hemenway, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.

9:15 - 10:45
Session 1 - What is the Scope of the Second Amendment? 

A panel discussion illuminating the views of the supporters and critics of the Heller decision and its recognition of an individual right to own a gun. 


Michael Waldman, President, Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, New York, New York.


Brannon P. Denning, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama.

Saul Cornell, Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History, Fordham University, New York, New York.

Raymond Diamond, Professor of Law, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Adam Winkler, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California.

10:45 - 11:00   

Morning Break

11:00 - 12:30
Session 2 - State and Local Assault Weapons Bans after Heller.

Can municipalities and states ban assault weapons, enact expanded background check requirements, require reporting of stolen guns, and remove guns from persons at high risk of violence?

A case study: the Highland Park litigation addressing a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, hearing from both sides.


Laura Cutilletta, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, San Francisco, California.


Jonathan K. Baum, Director, Pro Bono Services, Katten, Muchin Rosenman, Chicago Illinois.

Steven M. Elrod, Holland & Knight, Chicago, Illinois.

Nancy Rodkin Rotering, Mayor, Highland Park, Illinois.

David G. Sigale, Law Firm of David G. Sigale, PC, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

12:30 - 1:15

Lunch – Provided to Attendees

1:15 - 1:45
Session 3 - What can be done to reduce gun deaths by suicide? 

Mathew Miller, M.D., Professor, Health Sciences and Epidemiology, Northeastern University; Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health; and Co-Director, Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Boston, Massachusetts.

Sixty three percent of deaths in the United States caused by guns are suicides.  Dr. Miller will discuss prevention of suicide through the use of guns.  

1:45 - 3:00

Session 4 - Gun Violence - The Public Health Perspective.


Nina Vinik, Director, Gun Violence Prevention Program, The Joyce Foundation, Chicago, Illinois.



Margot Hirsch, Smart Tech Foundation, San Francisco, California.

Daniel W. Webster, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland.

Gary Slutkin, Founder/CEO, Cure Violence, Chicago, Illinois.

3:00 - 3:15

Afternoon Break

3:15 - 4:30
Session 5 - The Challenge to Stem Gun Violence in Chicago - Education and Social Services Initiatives


Valerie Jarrett, Former Senior Advisor to the President of the United States.


        Lori E. Lightfoot, President, Chicago Police Board.

Arne Duncan, Director, Emerson Collective, Chicago, Illinois (Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Education).

Kim Foxx, State's Attorney for Cook County, Illinois.


Two participants in the Emerson Collective's program will describe their experience and the value of the program.

4:30 - 6:00