Emory, VA—Emory & Henry College, in partnership with the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, will be hosting the panel discussion “Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence in Virginia: Laws and Policy Gaps” on Tuesday.
The panel will examine Virginia’s current laws surrounding domestic violence and firearms and was put together in cooperation with Barbara Griffin Harrington, sister of Kristen Palmer and daughter of Nancy and Terry Griffin. Barbara’s family suffered an unspeakable tragedy in Glade Spring last year when Kristen, her son Griffin and Nancy Griffin were killed and Dr. Terry Griffin was injured by Kristen’s husband.
Coinciding with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence released a report last week on the access that domestic abusers have to firearms in Virginia under existing law. The report was introduced on Wednesday at the State Capitol by Governor Terry McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark Herring.
Details on the lyceum are as follows:
What: “Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence in Virginia: Laws and Policy Gaps” Panel Discussion
Tuesday, October 6, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
McGlothlin Center for the Arts, Main Stage
Emory & Henry College
30461 Garnand Dr
Emory, VA 24327
Barbara Griffin Harrington; sister of Kristin Palmer
Josh Horwitz, Executive Director, Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence
Shannon Fratorelli, Associate Professor, John Hopkins University
Kristine Hall, Public Policy Director, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
Kelly Ward, Counsel, Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence
Michael Doucette, Commonwealth Attorney, City of Lynchburg
Press availability at 6:00 pm after the Lyceum concludes.
The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (Ed Fund) is the 501(c)(3) sister organization of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. The organization has engaged in a number of successful public education campaigns over the years aimed at reducing gun death and injury. The Ed Fund can be found on Twitter.