Central Reform Congregation presents program on trauma of gun violence


William Motchan

Central Reform Congregation

Central Reform Congregation is presenting a virtual panel discussion entitled “The Other Epidemic: The Trauma of Gun Violence,” from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 9.

“We hear about the mass shootings, which are of course terrible, but we don’t often hear about the everyday shootings in our communities,” said Rabbi Susan Talve of CRC and one of the panelists at the program. “What is the cost to the survivors of gun violence in terms of mental health, emotional stability and trauma? And how do we effectively address that? These issues will be part of our discussion.”

The other panelist are Michaela Sanders, a gun violence survivor, and Dr. LJ Punch, a nationally recognized trauma surgeon and founder of “The T,” a Trauma Center located in the Delmar Loop as well as establishing the Bullet Related Injury Clinic (BRIC) which can help people heal after being shot.

The program is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. For more information and to register, go to https://www.centralreform.org/events/the-other-epidemic/. The program is sponsored by CRC’s Gun Violence Chavurah.