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Past Event

Destination Health: Preventing Gun Violence

This event is the second in The Commonwealth Club's Thought Leadership series on the future of health, featuring in-depth conversations on the challenges driving physical, mental and social health.

Gun violence is one of the most critical health issues of our time. Every day in the United States, health professionals confront the effects of firearm injury in the clinical arena. In emergency rooms, trauma centers, ambulatory offices, and acute care and rehabilitation facilities, health professionals, and the health systems they work within, attempt to heal the wounds that firearms inflict on individuals, their families and their communities. This critical public health issue requires us to move past the politics around gun ownership and develop nonpolitical solutions to this crisis.

What can we do right now to prevent gun violence? Join a diverse panel of experts and advocates as they discuss public–private partnership solutions to this growing public health crisis. Together we will explore new ways to build healthy communities safe from firearm-related injuries and death.


Attendees subject to search; underwritten by Kaiser Permanente

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February 19, 2020

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Kyleanne “Ky” Hunter

Ph.D., Vice President for Programs, Brady—United Against Gun Violence; Combat Veteran, U.S. Marine Corps

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Thea James

M.D., Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine; Associate Chief Medical Officer, Vice President of Mission; Director of the Violence Intervention Advocacy Program, Boston Medical Center

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Steve Kerr

Head Coach, the Golden State Warriors; Survivor of Gun Violence; Advocate for Gun Violence Prevention

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Mike McLively

Senior Staff Attorney, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

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Brian Watt

Morning News Anchor, KQED Radio—Moderator


5:30 p.m. check-in
6:30 p.m. program