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Tuesday | 7 p.m.

February 23, 2021

Free Virtual Event

Guest host : Charlie Grady

#UNLOAD’s Mary Himes and Miggs Burroughs with guest host, Charlie Grady, will engage in a series of conversations with five women who will shed light on the loaded question of whether firearms make women safer. We will talk with a former police captain, a photographer who documents victims of gun violence, a formerly incarcerated woman who has a successful re-entry story, an artist who reinterprets images of women from film noir movies, and an activist who creates jewelry from bullet casings. We’ll explore what drew these women into the world of firearms and get insights about the impact of guns on women.

LaResse Harvey

Director of Strategic Relations at A Better Way Foundation and one of the Connecticut Hall of Change’s “Great Eight,” LaResse Harvey is a single mother of two who served a ten-year prison sentence for a firearm violation. She will join Charlie Grady, FBI Public Affairs specialist and founder/CEO of Hang Time and Her Time, to delve into: the impact of guns in urban communities, how to achieve a more just and effective system of crime prevention, and whether guns make women safer.

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