This session is part of the College of Public Health's National Public Health Week 2021 event series. Events are open to all—you don't have to be affiliated with CPH to attend!
Panelists, whose lives intersect with the topic of gun violence, will discuss meaningful advocacy and how they have sought to address the unique challenges facing gunshot survivors:
- Jalil Frazier is a founding member of A Wheel Family, a support group for paralyzed gunshot survivors formed in 2019. In 2018, he was shot as he attempted to protect three children during a robbery at a North Philadelphia barbershop.
- Helen Ubiñas is an award-winning columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News. Her work regularly focuses on gun violence and those impacted.
- Scott Charles is the trauma outreach manager for Temple University Hospital (TUH). He directs TUH's violence prevention and intervention programs, including Cradle to Grave, which educates young people about the medical realities of gun violence; Fighting Chance, which trains community members to administer first aid; Safe Bet, which distributes free gun locks to city residents; and the Trauma Victim Support Advocates program, which links violently injured patients to crime victim services.
- Melany Nelson is executive director for Northwest Victim Services, where she has worked for 27 years. In her role as the agency’s lead, she visits violently injured patients at TUH and Albert Einstein Medical Center, conducts home visits for families of murder victims, and attends trial hearings with victims and their families.
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