A discussion on the various facets contributing to American gun violence featuring Monte Frank from the Newtown Action Alliance, Andy Pelosi from the Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus, and the director of ‘A Son Down, After Sun Down’ Christopher Zino Sarmiento. Moderated by Dr. Nadine Revheim.
Presented Saturday August 10th in conjunction with THE GUN SHOW on exhibit at Fovea.
Christopher Sarmiento, also known as "Zino” is a 23-year-old filmmaker from Poughkeepsie, New York. Sarmiento, a director, editor, and cinematographer, has been making films for the past two years under the alias Exhibition Z. He shoots, directs, and edits all his own work.
He is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz with a degree in Communications in Media. Film is one his passions, as is music. When not shooting, he in the lab creating different genres of music, from experimental, to hip-hop, to film scores. “A Son Down After Sun Down” is his first film.
Monte Frank lives in Sandy Hook Connecticut and practices law with the law firm of Cohen & Wolf. He is a board member of the Newtown Action Alliance, an all-volunteer grassroots organization formed after the shooting in Newtown to advocate for common sense gun safety legislation. Monte also led the Sandy Hook Ride on Washington in March 2013, with a team of 26 cyclists who rode 400 miles from Newton, Connecticut to the U.S. Capitol in support of a common-sense solution to prevent gun violence. He is the founder of Team26 who completed this ride-- a mix of professional, top amateur, and masters cyclists from the Northeast. He has met with mayors and civic leaders in the inner cities, including Hartford and Baltimore, to support their efforts to curb the gun violence epidemic in our cities.
Andy Pelosi is a resident of Croton Falls and is the President and Founder of GunFreeKids.org and the director of The Campaign to Keep Guns off Campus – a national project with over 360 colleges and universities in 41 states that have signed a resolution to oppose legislation that would mandate that colleges and universities allow students to carry concealed handguns on campus. GunFreeKids.org provides tools for people to take action on pending legislation and educates about candidates who favor sound gun violence prevention policies. Over 16 years of grassroots advocacy experience as a gun violence prevention advocate, Andy has also served as the first executive director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) and its affiliate the New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund whose mission is reduce gun violence through education and community engagement.
Dr. Nadine Revheim, Moderator: A resident of Beacon, she is also a Research Scientist and Licensed Psychologist at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research and holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University.
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