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RIC to host gun violence prevention panel on Monday

Updated: Nov 21, 2022

Raymond Baccari


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Rhode Island College and the American Democracy Project are hosting a panel focused on gun violence prevention on Monday, Nov. 14. The panel, called “Gun Violence Prevention: Listen to Our Plans for Change,” will be moderated by Amanda Milkovits, a reporter for the Boston Globe.

Panelists will include:

  • Diana Garlington, who is a gun violence survivor, membership lead volunteer with Moms Demand Action and secretary of RI Coalition Against Gun Violence.

  • Timothy McGann, who is a Detective Sergeant in the Providence Police Department.

  • Sydney Monstream-Quas, who is the chair of RI Coalition Against Gun Violence.

  • Lisa Pina-Warren, who is the director of intervention services at the Nonviolence Institute.

  • And Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, who is the State Representative for Rhode Island House District 5 and a public school teacher.

The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Sapinsley Hall. At around 6:15 p.m. is a choral performance by the RIC Chorus.

During this event, there will also be a fundraiser for Miya’s Voice, which is a scholarship fund in memory of Miya Brophy-Baermann, a victim of gun violence and the daughter of Dr. Michelle Brophy-Baermann, an associate professor of political science at RIC.

Registration is free and open to everyone. Those who are interested in attending can register here.

Those who have additional questions about the event can contact Dr. Valerie Endress via email at


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