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“Ricochet” Film Screening & Discussion on Gun Violence and Social Justice

May 15, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Social Justice Speaker Series, in collaboration with CPA’s New Haven Region, present an in-person event:


 “Ricochet” Film Screening & Discussion on Gun Violence & Social Justice


Date & Time: Monday, May 15th from 5:30-7:30PM

Location: Case Memorial Public Library, 176 Tyler City Rd, Orange, CT 06477

Cost: FREE

Refreshments will be served.

The Social Justice Speaker Series proudly presents our May event, in-Person!  Together, attendees will view “Ricochet” followed by a discussion led by Dr. Derrick Gordon.

“In 2020, more than 45,000 Americans died as a result of gun-related injuries– the highest number on record, according to numbers released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That same year and amid a global pandemic, guns became the greatest cause of mortality for American children, according to the same CDC report. So far this year, there have been over 500 mass shootings in the United States, including tragedies in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas. Ricochet explores the impact gun violence is having on our communities.” (https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/watch-pbs-newshour-presents-ricochet-an-american-trauma)

Derrick Gordon, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology Section) at Yale University School of Medicine and Public Interest Representative for CPA.  Dr. Gordon has experience in policy, evaluation, intervention, prevention development, and consultation. His work focuses on increasing services and programs that positively impact the health and wellbeing of family and community life. In support of this work, he has led policy and practice driven initiatves focused in areas of engagement of low-income, non-custodial fathers; juvenile justice; child welfare; men transitioning from prison back to the community; the identification and service of adolescent fathers committed to child protection services; men mandated to batterer intervention groups in the community; increasing the achievement (e.g., educational, relational, and civic involvement) of residents from urban and sub-urban settings that face multiple risks that undermine being successful citizens; and bringing mental health services to non-traditional contexts to underserved individuals. Overall Dr. Gordon in his research seeks to increase the health and well being of individuals and communities on the “fringes.”

This event is not eligible for continuing education credit.


May 15, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Connecticut Psychological Association – Social Justice Speaker Series


Case Memorial Library
176 Tyler City Rd
Orange, CT 06477 United States
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