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Protester holding signs at the D.C. rally.

‘Does the promise of this country include children being gunned down?’: Gun violence protesters march in D.C.

By Meg Richards, Opinion Editor
March 29, 2023

Activists against gun violence gathered on the National Mall, just yards in front of Capitol Hill on Friday, a day after the parents of a Parkland shooting victim were taken out of a Joint Subcommittee...

Boston students gather to protest gun violence

Boston students gather to protest gun violence

By Maddie Khaw and Arthur Mansavage
March 2, 2023

Emerson students joined demonstrators from other Boston universities in front of the Massachusetts State House on Feb. 24 to call for stricter gun control legislation in light of the recent mass shooting...

An attendee of the Peace in Process event tests out a virtual reality adaptation of sand play therapy.

Peace in Process helps gun violence survivors heal

By Chloe Els, Staff Writer
December 15, 2022

With gun violence an ever-looming presence in America, the Engagement Lab at Emerson College is attempting to transform the healing process for survivors through its Transforming Narratives of Gun Violence...

ECPD entrance/ Beacon Archives

The anxiety of gun violence looms in higher education

By Chloe Els, Staff Writer
September 7, 2022

During orientation week, the Emerson College Police Department told every first year about an active shooter training offered on campus. Although new Emerson students have not had a chance to participate...

Eric Gordon, executive director of the Engagement Lab and professor

New initiative ‘Transforming Narratives of Gun Violence’ launches two undergraduate courses

By Sophia Pargas, Content Managing Editor
December 1, 2021

Emerson’s Engagement Lab is launching a new three-year initiative titled “Transforming Narratives of Gun Violence” in partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Gun Violence Prevention...

Sara Coffey, alumna and co-chair of the Marlboro campus working group, said the group will meet for the first time on Dec. 9. Cho Yin Rachel Lo / Beacon Staff

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour 11/22: VMA class to produce gun violence prevention videos, Pelton visits Marlboro

November 22, 2019

Listen to "The Berkeley Beacon News Hour on WECB 11/22: VMA class to produce gun violence prevention videos, Pelton visits Marlboro" on Spreaker. Berkeley Beacon editors went live on WECB with the latest...

The VMA department will debut a new 400-level course open to undergraduates and graduates to create gun violence prevention media for Massachusetts General Hospital. Katie Redefer / Beacon Staff

VMA Department set to offer gun violence prevention video class

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
November 20, 2019

The Visual and Media Arts Department at Emerson plans to work in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital through a new class centered around the creation of gun violence prevention videos.  This...

There were outpourings of love from around the world shortly after the Parkland tragedy, such as a nationwide movement against gun violence. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: One year after Parkland, how to love on a day of hate

By Robbie Shinder
February 13, 2019

My grandfather sent me a card every Valentine’s Day, but he always crossed out “Valentine’s” and wrote “LOVE” instead. So, my card on Feb. 14 always read “Happy LOVE Day.” Every year Feb....

Let’s make sure future generations do not have to witness their classes, churches, concerts, and neighborhoods filled with gunfire.  Illustration by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Reforming gun laws requires local action

By Matt Mogavero
March 21, 2018

Following the Pulse Nightclub shooting on June 12, 2016, I had the opportunity to help draft a regional statement from the Board of Health of several communities north of Boston. My hometown of Peabody...

Students say Enough! to gun violence

Students say “Enough!” to gun violence

By Chris Van Buskirk, Former Editor-in-Chief/Emerson ‘21
March 15, 2018

Freshman Eliana Ulloa said she remembers feeling her crying mother’s tight grip after mass school shootings like Sandy Hook. Ulloa felt school was no longer a safe environment. A few weeks before the...

Wednesday walkout demonstrates protesting progress

By Editorial Board
March 14, 2018

At issue: The difficulty of creating a purposeful protest Our take: Walkout participants are headed in the right direction Over 200 Emerson students participated in a nationwide walkout on Wednesday...

What are your thoughts on the walkout against gun violence?

March 14, 2018

We gave Emerson students the following prompt on Facebook and Twitter to ask them for their opinions on the walkout on March 14 in 100-200 words: “This Wednesday a national walkout to protest gun...

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