When Two Public Health Crises Collide: COVID-19 and Gun Violence

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
9:00am - 10:30am PDT
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If history is our guide, the recent surge in gun purchases as a result of COVID-19 will drive up gun violence, suicides and make xenophobia and hate even more dangerous and lethal. Join Hope and Heal Fund for a rapid response webinar on Tuesday, April 7 at 9:00-10:30 a.m. PST to hear from experts on how two colliding public health crises will have implications for us all and what we can do to ensure we keep our homes and communities safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Stan Collins, Consultant, Suicide Prevention and Co-Founder, The Directing Change Program and Film Contest
  • Brian Malte, Executive Director, Hope and Heal Fund
  • Refujio “Cuco” Rodriguez, Program Officer, Hope and Heal Fund
  • Anne C. Tremblay, Director, Public Safety/Gang Reduction & Youth Development, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • April M. Zeoli, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University

Additional speakers to be announced.