The University of New Mexico’s College of Population Health, in partnership with departments and programs across campus, invites one and all to a forum titled “Creating a Safe Campus Environment: Preventing Gun Violence & Racism” on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Domenici NW 3740 on UNM’s North Campus.

The forum, in response to the rise of mass shootings across the U.S., is designed to be an action-oriented discussion featuring several speakers, music, poetry reading by past Santa Fe poet laureate Valerie Martinez and a candlelight vigil.  

Gun Violence protest

The goals of the forum include developing awareness of the extent and types of gun violence, developing awareness of how racism contributes to violence, producing recommendations for action related to violence prevention and supporting the campus as a safe and healthy community.

Speakers include:

  • Carol Pierce, Director of Family + Community Services, City of ABQ
  • Diana Lopez, Health Promotion Specialist, New Mexico Department of Public Health
  • Tish Young, University of New Mexico Police Department
  • Youth Representative, Generation    

The event is sponsored by the UNM School of Medicine, College of Nursing, Women's Resource Center, Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center, UNM Dean of Students and the LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center. Additional sponsorships include HSC Faculty Council, HSC Student Council and UNMPD.

Contact 505-272-4173 with comments or questions.