Southeastern to host upcoming Social Justice Speaker Series Event

Thursday, October 24, 2013
by: Rene Abadie

HAMMOND- The Southeastern Louisiana University Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice will host its 9th Annual Social Justice Speaker Series event Nov. 6, in Pottle Auditorium at 2 p.m.

Speaking this year is Lee Shull of Sandy Hook Promise. Following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Shull, a resident of Newtown, Conn., rallied friends and neighbors to create the organization.

The event is free and open to the public.

Sandy Hook Promise engages lobbyists to advocate for stronger gun safety legislation, resulting in the toughest gun safety laws in the country, said Assistant Professor of Sociology David Burley. Shull and Sandy Hook Promise work to help communities heal by advocating for change.

"We encourage everyone to see for themselves the importance and the possibility of activism and community involvement," Burley added.

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