Councilmember Syracuse to lead Meeting Series – – Safe Schools and Communities : Addressing the gun violence epidemic
Today I sent out a press release announcing the “Safe Schools and Communities: Addressing the Gun Violence Epidemic” meeting series. As Chair of the Metro Council Public Health & Safety Committee, I will be leading a series of school safety and gun violence epidemic meetings to help strengthen the Nashville community and find solutions to reduce gun violence. We are encouraging the members of the public to submit questions or comments for any of the three meeting topics ahead of time online here.
Please feel free to share the meeting information and link with our community. We will review all submitted comments, questions, and concerns, and do our best to ensure all are answered.
This is a beginning. My goal is to ensure that as our kids return to school after summer break, our community is confident in our leadership’s efforts in doing everything possible to keep our children safe. We must also learn from advocacy organizations as Nashville continues to organize and work together with other like organizations across the country. Finally, we need to focus on addressing gun violence as a public health epidemic and that will be the focus of the final special meeting.
- Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. – Council Chambers, Historic Metro Courthouse
Special Metro Council Public Health & Safety Committee meeting Co-Hosted with Education Committee Chair Zulfat Suara focusing on school safety with MNPD, MNPS, and the Nashville Fire Department, plus gun safety legislation updates from State Representatives Bob Freeman and Caleb Hemmer. Also joining us will be representatives from the TN Association of Independent Schools and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville to help us understand the efforts of some private schools.
- Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. – Hillsboro High School Auditorium
Moderated panel discussion with Daniel Chapin, Founder/President of The Uvalde Foundation For Kids, Moms Demand Action, and Shaundelle Brooks, Co-Founder/President of the Akilah Dasilva Foundation, plus pre-submitted questions from the public
- Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. – Council Chambers, Historic Metro Courthouse
Special Metro Council Public Health & Safety Committee meeting focusing on gun violence as a public health epidemic with the Metro Public Health Department, the Mayor’s Office of Community Safety, Metro’s Office of Family Safety, and the Mental Health Cooperative
To facilitate robust discussions throughout this meeting series, members of the public are encouraged to submit questions or comments for any of the three meeting topics ahead of time. Questions or comments from the public for the June 14 meeting must be submitted no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 9, 2023 and can be submitted through a form on the Metro Council Office homepage under “Quick Links” or the direct form link:
Please note, not all questions will be selected to be answered, therefore similar questions may be consolidated. Additional details and the most up to date meeting information can be found on the Metro Council Events Calendar.
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