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VIOLENCE: A COMMUNITY ISSUE

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Violence & Prevention................................................2 Violence & Gun Control.............................................3 Violence & Education.................................................4 Violence & Mental Health........................................5 Index....................................................................................6 American Program Bureau has a long history of providing niche programming and personalized speaker recommendations. We offer an extensive catalog series, which serves as a resource for browsing some of our most popular speakers by area of expertise.

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Geoffrey Canada

Expert on Preventing Youth Violence > Canada’s work is founded on the innovative notion that if one wants to change the lives of inner-city kids, everything must be changed, from their schools and neighborhoods to their family and home life. As president and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, he has dedicated his life to securing opportunity for underprivileged children by preventing youth violence and fostering community development. He authored Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America.

VIOLENCE & PREVENTION Glenda Hatchett

Jackson Katz

Expert on Juvenile & Social Issues

Violence Prevention Activist

> As the former chief presiding judge of Atlanta’s Fulton County Juvenile Court, Judge Hatchett knows all about the effects of violence on a community. Her creative sentencing of juveniles included having them “do time” with successful community leaders and professionals.

> Internationally recognized for his work in gender violence prevention education in schools, sports culture, and the military, Katz is co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention program at Northeastern University.

James Gilligan

Alvin Poussaint

Psychiatrist & Expert on Violence

Psychiatrist & Media Consultant

> Best known for developing a general theory of the causes and prevention of violence, Dr. Gilligan—a clinical professor at New York University—is the author of Violence: Reflections on a National Epidemic and Preventing Violence: Prospects for Tomorrow.

> A professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Poussaint is an expert on children, violence, race relations, and diversity. Along with Bill Cosby, he wrote Come On, People! On the Path from Victims to Victors.

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Nicholas Kristof

Columnist & Human Rights Advocate > Kristof is a humanitarian and Pulitzer Prize winner known for his work in advocating for women’s rights across the globe. Also an activist on the domestic front, he recently penned “Do We Have the Courage to Stop This?” for his New York Times column, in which he states that the primary reason why the US has mass shootings is not due to an abundance of lunatics, but to a political failure to regulate guns.

VIOLENCE & GUN CONTROL Patrick Kennedy

Richard Carmona

Mental Health Advocate

Former US Surgeon General

> A politician turned mental health advocate, Kennedy unveiled a gun-control bill as his first legislative proposal when he was a State Representative for Rhode Island. He continues to advocate for a political solution to this national issue.

> As a former sheriff’s deputy who once had to draw his firearm to fatally wound a violent criminal, Dr. Carmona understands the importance of gun safety. He advocates proper gun training and education.

Michael Patrick MacDonald

Deborah Prothrow-Stith

Conflict Resolution Expert

Public Health Advocate

> MacDonald, who comes from a family and community that suffered from gun violence, is founder and lead organizer of Boston’s Gun Buyback program, which was the catalyst for the city’s two year reprieve from juvenile homicide.

> As commissioner of public health for Massachusetts, Dr. Prothrow-Stith established the first Office of Violence Prevention in the State Department of Public Health, breaking new ground in defining youth violence as a public health problem.

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Gregory Boyle

Founder, Homeboy Industries > As a response to the civil unrest in Los Angeles in the early ‘90s, Father Boyle—an expert on gangs and intervention approaches—launched Homeboy Bakery, the first enterprise in a long line of businesses designed to provide training, work experience and, above all, the opportunity for rival gang members to work side by side. It grew into Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention and re-entry program in LA, where Boyle currently serves as founder and CEO.

VIOLENCE & EDUCATION Lonise Bias

Victor Rivas Rivers

Substance Abuse Prevention Advocate > After losing her sons to a cocaine overdose and a drive-by shooting, Dr. Bias has dedicated herself to strengthening communities in the face of drugs and violence by advocating for the use of practical grassroots methods for prevention and intervention.

Violence Prevention Advocate > An actor, author, and champion for violence prevention, Rivers—the product of a violent upbringing— credits mentors in his community for saving his life. He shared his story of survival in the memoir A Private Family Matter.

Carl Hobert

Rosalind Wiseman

Founder & CEO, Axis of Hope

Parenting & Bullying Expert

> A lifelong advocate of conflict prevention, Hobert is founder and CEO of Axis of Hope, a nonprofit that helps youth develop an understanding of alternative, nonviolent approaches to resolving conflict. He is the author of Raising Global IQ: Preparing our Students for a Shrinking Planet.

> Wiseman is the author of the New York Times bestseller Queen Bees & Wannabes, which was the basis of the movie Mean Girls, and of 2013’s Masterminds and Wingmen. She provides sane solutions for parents, teachers, and communities on how to raise good kids.

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James Garbarino

Expert on Violence & Children > A psychologist and advisor to several mental health organizations, Dr. Garbarino is the founding director of the Center for the Human Rights of Children at Loyola University Chicago. He has authored such acclaimed books as Children and the Dark Side of Human Experience and Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them. Sought out by a range of audiences— from school districts to the FBI—Dr. Garbarino brings his clinical expertise to conversations on violence.

VIOLENCE & MENTAL HEALTH Christopher Kennedy Lawford

Maria Trozzi

Authority on Addictive Behavior

Grief Specialist

> The assassinations of Lawford’s uncles John F. and Robert Kennedy have made community violence and trauma treatment important issues to generations of the Kennedy family. As the Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Office of Drugs and Crime, Lawford highlights the neuroscience of and stigma surrounding mental illness

> Trozzi has spent two decades as director of the Good Grief Program, where she trains educators and health professionals to promote resilience in the face of loss by using strategies that strengthen coping skills for families and communities.

Kathy Cronkite

Robin Karr-Morse

Mental Health Advocate

Expert on Violent Behavior

> Cronkite’s personal struggle with depression prompted her to become a tireless champion for mental health. She works to strike down the myths surrounding her illness, change the dialogue, and educate others on treatment and healing.

> As executive director of The Parenting Institute and author of Ghosts from the Nursery and Scared Sick, Karr-Morse explains the importance of looking at infancy to understand the roots of violent behavior and common diseases later in adulthood.

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Index

Bias, Lonise...........................................................5

Katz, Jackson........................................................3

Substance Abuse Prevention Advocate

Violence Prevention Activist

Boyle, Gregory....................................................5

Kennedy, Patrick................................................4

Founder, Homeboy Industries

Mental Health Advocate

Canada, Geoffrey...............................................3

Kristof, Nicholas.................................................4

Expert on Preventing Youth Violence

Columnist & Human Rights Advocate

Carmona, Richard..............................................4

Lawford, Christopher Kennedy..................6

Former US Surgeon General

Authority on Addictive Behavior

Cronkite, Kathy...................................................6

MacDonald, Michael Patrick........................4

Mental Health Advocate

Conflict Resolution Expert

Garbarino, James...............................................6

Poussaint, Alvin.................................................3

Expert on Violence & Children

Psychiatrist & Media Consultant

Gilligan, James ...................................................3

Prothrow-Stith, Deborah...............................4

Psychiatrist & Expert on Violence

Public Health Advocate

Hatchett, Glenda................................................3

Rivers, Victor Rivas...........................................5

Expert on Juvenile & Social Issues

Violence Prevention Advocate

Hobert, Carl..........................................................5

Trozzi, Maria.........................................................6

Founder & CEO, Axis of Hope

Grief Specialist

Karr-Morse, Robin.............................................6

Wiseman, Rosalind............................................5

Expert on Violent Behavior

Parenting & Bullying Expert

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