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Investing in Gun Violence Reduction and Why It Matters!

refujio rodriguez July 6, 2022

Gun violence has long been an issue in communities across this country. It is the leading cause of death for children ages 1-19 across the country, with higher rates among BIPOC children.  Recent mass shootings have surfaced public concern, but the problem is more complex. Untreated, gun violence emanates across communities, manifesting as generational trauma.   Our response to gun violence has been inadequate, inequitable, and has left communities of color without needed supports. Gun violence has negative compounding effects because it serves as an excuse to further police/suppress communities, while leading to economic decline.  This workshop will explore how we must reframe our thinking by investing in this issue as a necessary component of economic and health vitality of communities.



Meta Themes

  • Reimagine Systems

  • Deliver Equity and Inclusion

  • Justice

  • Accountability


Purpose and Desired Outcome

understanding the human and economic impacts of gun violence


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Academia

  • Government

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Asset Managers


  • NameRefujio Rodriguez
  • TitleChief Equity and Program Officer
  • OrganizationHope and Heal Fund
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameBrian Malte
  • TitleExec. Director
  • OrganizationHope and Heal Fund
  • StatusInvited
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