Thank you for joining our 2021 virtual national conference, "Fed Up and Fired Up to End Gun Violence," on November 4-6! Featuring opening remarks by Rep. Lucy McBath.
We educated activists about emerging issues — and solutions — in the gun violence prevention movement and provided tangible actions to prevent gun violence in your community.
Click below to watch the virtual sessions from each day's programming.
Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021: EDUCATION
On day one, we learned about the emerging issues — and solutions — in the gun violence prevention movement, including armed intimidation at polling places, school shootings, suicide prevention, gun technology like “microstamping,” racial justice and police violence from a youth perspective, and more. Most importantly, these sessions included the knowledge and tools to combat gun violence in your community — and you won’t forget what you learned: JJ Janflone of “Red, Blue, and Brady” shared how you can leverage Brady's podcast take the conversation further.
Opening Remarks Featuring Rep. Lucy McBath
Lockdown: The Impact of Mass School Shootings
Presented by author and expert Nancy Kislin, LCSW
Introduced by Aalayah Eastmond
Safer Lives Through Safe Gun Storage
Presented by End Family Fire Director Ted Bonar, PsyD
Introduced by Denise Marks
Guns, Extremists, and Polling Places
Presented by Brady Senior Counsel and Director of Racial Justice Kelly Sampson and Legal Counsel and Director, State and Federal Policy Tanya Schardt
Introduced by Loren Lieb
Armed intimidation poses a real threat to the safety of voters and polling places across the United States. This session examines what can be done to keep American elections peaceful.
Podcast Presentation: Red, Blue, & Brady
Presented by JJ Janflone, host of "Red, Blue, and Brady."
Learn about Brady's podcast including what we've accomplished in the first two years of Red, Blue, and Brady and what's to come in the year ahead.Check out new episodes every Friday on your favorite podcast platform and don't forget to rate and review Red, Blue, and Brady to help spread the word!
If you have thoughts, questions, or suggestions send an email to [email protected].
Firearms 101, Technology, and "Microstamping"
Presented by Brady Program Manager and former California DOJ Bureau Chief, Steve Lindley
Introduced by Mattie Scott
Microstamping is a crucial technology that assists law enforcement in tracing rounds fired at crime scenes. Learn how this helps foster accountability and solve crime.
Plenary Session: Racial Justice and Gun Violence Prevention
Presented by Team ENOUGH members Ritika Iyer, Anthony David, and Aalayah Eastmond, along with Kayla Moore of Concerned Citizens Demanding Change, Julia Clark of the Black Student Movement UNC and Black Lives Matter, and Xavier Copeland of March For Our Lives Rhode Island and Voters of Tomorrow
Introduced by Anthony David Jr.
We can’t end gun violence without addressing racial inequality. In a world where Black and Brown communities face disproportionate rates of gun violence we need to take action to mitigate the impacts of gun violence within these communities.
Friday, Nov. 5, 2021: ACTIVATION
Now equipped — and educated — with the necessary tools and knowledge, on day two, we’ll provide you with tangible actions to combat gun violence in your community. Among other topics, we will:
Show you how to successfully lobby elected officials with our advocacy training. Discuss our priority gun safety bills in Congress. Highlight the 2022 election and political landscape. Unveil how to combat “crime guns” in communities disproportionately impacted by gun violence
Lobbying for Gun Violence Prevention: The Art of Storytelling
Presented by Brady VP of Policy Christian Heyne and Team ENOUGH Lobbying Collective Coordinator Ivan Garcia, with special guest Colorado State Senator Rhonda Fields (CO-29).
Introduced by Robert Schentrup
One of the strongest tools we have to create change is through sharing our stories. Learn what lobbying is and how sharing your story can be an effective tool for passing gun violence prevention legislation.
Federal Policy and Gun Reform
Presented by Brady's Senior Federal Policy Manager Mark Collins and Vice President of Policy Christian Heyne
Introduced by Pauletta Perez
Want to help forward gun safety bills in Congress but don’t know how to get started? Get valuable insight into the legislative landscape at the national level and learn from Brady's policy team what federal policies Brady is closely following this session.
2022 Elections and Political Landscape
Presented by Brady PAC's Ashley Lantz, AJ Roshfeld, and Anna Quinn, along with Brady Campaign's VP of Policy, Christian Heyne
Introduced by Suzanne Verge
Get ready for 2022 with Brady PAC and the Brady Campaign policy team. We will break down what we expect to see during the 2022 elections and how to support gun violence prevention champions running for office.
Plenary Session: Combating Crime Guns
Presented by Brady's Crime Guns Initiative team — Anneliese Dickman, Steve Lindley, Erica Rice, and Josh Scharff — along with Brady Illinois State Lead and survivor, Delphine Cherry
Introduced by Tamika Howard and Simone Mitchell
With an influx of illegal firearms into our communities, the issue of gun violence has become increasingly multilayered. Brady’s Combating Crime Guns Initiative team and Brady Illinois State Lead and gun violence survivor Delphine Cherry explain where these guns are coming from, how they make their way into our communities, and what Brady is doing to combat so-called crime guns.
Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021: Strategy
CLOSED SESSIONS FOR BRADY MEMBERS ONLY
The events on November 6 were open only to current members of Team ENOUGH, Brady Chapters, State Executive Committees (SECs), and Regional Leadership Councils (RLCs).
On day three, we did a deep dive into our new organizing strategy and discussed our goals and priorities for our work on the state and local levels. Chapter members had a chance to ask leaders of the organizing and development teams questions and the day ended with a virtual happy hour.
If you are not a current member and would like to get involved in your state, sign up here.