Eric Gordon, professor of civic media and director of the College’s Engagement Lab, writes an opinion piece describing quiet rooms, or places where gun violence survivors learn about the death of their loved ones and begin their grieving.
“We want to shift the local dialogue away from the demonization of people of color and towards an acknowledgement and support of the community strength that exists within Boston’s neighborhoods,” Professor Eric Gordon said.
The College’s three-year collaboration with MGH’s Center for Gun Violence Prevention and the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute to transform the narratives around gun violence was featured in local and higher education media outlets, as the launch event occurred in early December.
Forbes’ 2021 Under 30 Directory highlights “young innovators on the verge of making it big.”
“The stories that get told about homicide are most often sensational, and most often creating an economy of fear and objectification,” said Professor Eric Gordon.
Emerson College, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, Center for Gun Violence Prevention at MGH Announce Transformative Collaboration to Change Narratives around Gun Violence; Launch Event on December 2
A new collaboration to transform the narratives around gun violence will launch virtually on Thursday, December 2, at 2 p.m.
Emerson Today reached out to graduating seniors from across the College and asked them the same seven questions. Here’s Part 1:
Emerson’s Office of Research and Creative Scholarship (ORCS) has gathered together examples of faculty research, writing, artistic work, classroom projects, and media engagements around the impact of the coronavirus, police brutality, and social change. The work originates from nearly every department and institute on campus, and has continued through the summer.
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, forcing people to turn to each other for help, the Emerson Engagement Lab was one of the places Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell turned.
Emerson College’s Journalism Department and Engagement Lab teamed up with several noteworthy nonprofit media outlets during the 2018-2019 school year to expose corruption around gun sales throughout Massachusetts. (Image from makefoia.work)