New England College Offers A Community Forum on “Preventing Gun Violence in American Schools”
The Center for Educational Innovation at New England College will present a community forum on “Preventing Gun Violence in American Schools” on Tuesday, April 9 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. This free event will take place on campus in the Simon Center Great Room located at 98 Bridge Street, Henniker. The event is co-sponsored by the NEC Education Department, TEACH, and the Center for School Climate and Learning.
With more questions than answers related to the topic of gun violence, this forum aims at bringing the community together to discuss, explore, and consider options for change. A wide range of topics will be offered for a panel discussion and include issues like school bullying, the 2nd Amendment, law enforcement, mental illness, gun sales, and root causes of gun violence.
Panelists are local experts in the fields of education, psychology, and criminal justice.
Dr. Kitty Weber, Assistant Professor of Psychology at New England College.
Percy Hill, Assistant Principal of Kearsage Middle School.
Frank Jones, Lecturer of Criminal Justice at New England College.
Dr. William Preble, Professor of Education, Executive Director Center for School Climate and Learning,
Dr. Wayne Lesperance, Professor of Political Science, Director Center for Civic Engagement
About New England College
New England College emphasizes experiential learning as an essential component in the development of an enduring academic community. Building upon a strong liberal arts foundation, we challenge our students to reach their full potential through informed discourse and the pursuit of excellence in a framework of academic freedom. New England College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Inc. (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. The Teacher Education Program (and the majors in Elementary Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education) are approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education.
New England College is a private educational institution. We maintain a gun-free environment. Weapons are not allowed on campus.