Robin Cogan just sent this update on the amazing work she is doing to reduce school violence and mass shootings.
I wanted to share several outcomes of my participation in the Nursing Activism Think Tank with you! It continues to have a profound impact on my work. This afternoon I am leaving for Boston to present “Why I Became a School Nurse Activist” for the Northeastern University School Nurse Academy. There will be 250 school nurses present, who I am hoping will be moved to consider their own activism/advocacy activities.
I was part of a panel on gun violence prevention for the ACEs Conference in San Francisco on Oct 16th. Here is a link to the blog post I wrote about participating in the conference.
There is a newly formed (physician organized) research group called AFFIRM research. I connected with them on Twitter and have been asked to write a blog post about school violence and mass shootings. It’s called “No More Empty Desks”, and should be published on their website soon.
I began an art inspired form of activism to bring attention to the 26,000 school age children killed by gun violence since 1999. This is the inspiration for #NoMoreEmptyDesks. The #NoMoreEmptyDesk art project is underway with Camden NJ high school students. Here are a few pictures from the project: