Please take a moment to vote for Brady to present about solutions to gun violence at the 2021 SXSW Conference!
Every year, the renowned South by Southwest (SXSW) conference convenes national experts to host cutting-edge panels on our country's most pressing issues. We’re excited to share that two Brady panels made the first round of selection — and whether we get to present is now up to public vote.
Our panels are titled "Racial Justice, Gun Violence, and Community" and "End Gun Suicide: Saving Lives in a Volatile Time." Will you take a moment now to vote for each of our educational panels?
Here's how to vote —
- Sign up to create an account at sxsw.com — this takes 5 seconds! Just choose a username and password.
- Check your email inbox for the immediate confirmation email — click it!
- Now that you're signed in, vote for our two panels! Simply click the "VOTE UP" button on the lefthand side of each page.
About Our Two Panel Proposals on Solutions to Gun Violence
PANEL 1: "RACIAL JUSTICE, GUN VIOLENCE, AND COMMUNITY"
Following the murders of Black Americans like Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Rayshard Brooks, more and more Americans are beginning to understand that the United States everyday policies and institutions are entrenched in systemic racism, including our nation’s voting laws. Racist and discriminatory voter suppression is rampant. Moreover, communities most affected by gun violence--namely minority communities--face the greatest barriers to the ballot box. Our panel directly addresses both this reality of rising armed white supremacy, gun violence, and the reality that legislation currently exists that tackles both issues—but that the legislation cannot be passed due to the very communities they impact being barred access from the ballot box.
PANEL 2: "END GUN SUICIDE: SAVING LIVES IN A VOLATILE TIME"
"End Gun Suicide: Saving Lives in a Volatile Time" will discuss the creation of the latest End Family Fire campaign to prevent gun suicide through safer gun storage. The group will discuss how they navigated a polarizing and challenging topic, and worked quickly to re-position this campaign in the landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic, by asking questions like whether to prioritize fear or empathy.