A Statement From The Center on Recent Mass Shootings
Gun violence has once again rocked our country to its core. For the first time, the CDC says firearms were the leading cause of death for kids in 2020. Just this month, 19 elementary school students and two educators were killed in a mass shooting in Uvalde, TX. This follows acts of racist violence that killed and injured innocent people in Buffalo, New York and Laguna Woods, California.
Our hearts are with the loved ones of those slain and injured. As a civil and human rights educational institution, The Center recommits itself to confronting hatred in all its forms and to promoting and protecting the dignity of all people, everywhere. Violence incited by hate and intolerance is a scourge in our society. Widespread gun violence is a human rights issue— that must be dealt with through sustained action.
If you, or someone you know, has been affected by gun violence and needs assistance, you can access resources at Every Town Support Fund. If you, or someone you know has thoughts about self-harm or harming others, consider contacting The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or the The Center for Anxiety Disorders.