Everytown for Gun Safety Guest Speaker - Sophie Yan Spoke On Campus
How do you advocate for gun safety and gun violence prevention in entertainment?
Sophie Yan, Senior Director of Cultural Engagement and Entertainment Advocacy, addressed this question with students, staff, and faculty in October.
Everytown for Gun Safety is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the United States. It works with volunteers — parents, teachers, students, and other concerned citizens — both to educate the public about gun safety and to advocate for changes in public policies, both legal and cultural. Since its founding, Everytown for
Gun Safety has also worked closely with creative communities in entertainment industries to harness its power to take the message of gun safety and responsibility to bigger audiences and bring even more Americans into the gun violence prevention movement. They share data and resources with television showrunners, writers, directors, producers, and other creators to inform their storytelling work, calls to action, and media appearances. Furthermore, members of their Cultural Engagement team are available to collaborate at each stage of their project’s development, from research and scriptwriting to production, post-production, and final promotion.