Rosenthal will speak on Tuesday, February 5 at 5 p.m. in the University Hall Amphitheater
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Rosenthal joins Lesley for a conversation on gun control in the wake of last month's fatal school shootings in Connecticut and a heightened national awareness of the epidemic of handgun violence.
A Boston-based real estate developer, Rosenthal’s passion for social causes led him to co-found a non-profit organization called Stop Handgun Violence (SHV). Since its creation in 1995, SHV has increased public awareness about the epidemic of gun violence in the United States.
SHV works to prevent firearm violence through public awareness and sensible legislation -- without banning guns. Perhaps the most well-known landmark of its public campaign is the 252 feet long billboard that Rosenthal owns just outside Fenway Park in Boston (pictured below, left).
The organization promotes state and federal legislation requiring responsibility and accountability on the part of gun owners, dealers and manufacturers.
SHV was the lead advocate for the Gun Control Act of 1998 (Chapter 180), the most comprehensive gun violence prevention law in the country. This law mandates safe storage, manufacturing standards, strict gun dealer regulations, safety training requirements, and effective licensing procedures. SHV continues to support legislation to keep guns out of the hands of children and criminals.
Free and open to the public, Rosenthal's lecture will take place at 5 p.m. in the 2nd floor Amphitheater of University Hall, followed by a reception. University Hall is located on Lesley's Porter Campus at 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.
The event is sponsored by the President's Office.
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