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Weekend Recs: Gun Violence

  • Posted by: Daniella Snyder
  • Posted Date: December 6, 2019
  • Filed Under: Library News

Happy Friday, Wildcats! The Falvey Memorial Library is happy to return Weekend Recs, a blog dedicated to filling you in on what to read, listen to, and watch over the weekend. Daniella, one of our graduate assistants from the English department, teams up with Allie Reczek, one of the Library’s undergraduate student workers, and together they scour the internet, peruse the news, and dig through book stacks to find new, relevant, and thought-provoking content that will challenge you and prepare you for the upcoming week.

At 3:20 am on Monday, December 2nd, 10 people were wounded after a shooting in New Orleans.

The United States has experienced its fair share of gun violence attacks, with rates increasing each year. There were 57,473 gun violence incidents in 2018, according to the Gun Violence Archive, an independent data collection and research group that collects gun violence numbers from law enforcement, media, government, and commercial sources (NPR).

However, there is something we can all do to make a difference in our own communities. We can speak up, use our voice, participate in marches, and speak to our government committee members to bring awareness to this topic. No action is too small. 


If you have 10 minutes:

You can read this article and watch this video about the recent attack in New Orleans.


If you have 20 minutes:

Check out this article by NPR. It features a wide variety of statistics, infographics, and qualitative data as well.


If you have an hour:

Check out this website for a non-profit organization that helps us to learn more about gun safety and how we can do our part to put an end to gun violence. 


If you have an afternoon:

Take part in a march or speech taking place in our region. Check out this website to get connected with others in the greater Philadelphia area to put an end to gun violence.




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