Everytown For Gun Safety: Responsible Gun Portrayals on TV

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October 20, 2020

About The Event

Governors Judalina Neira and Regina Y. Hicks, along with the Writers Peer Group Executive Committee, invite members to:

Everytown For Gun Safety: Responsible Gun Portrayals on TV

Accurate portrayals of gun violence and preventive gun safety measures have the power to change hearts, minds and behaviors, ultimately saving thousands of lives. We are pleased to invite you to a thought-provoking virtual conversation led by the nation's largest gun violence prevention organization, Everytown for Gun Safety. As we’ve seen over the past several months, conditions created by COVID-19 have in many cases exacerbated the gun violence that plagues our country. We’ve witnessed how gun violence, including police violence, reflects and intensifies America’s long-standing systemic racial inequities. In this conversation, we will address the role and responsibility the creative community holds in shifting the current cultural narratives on gun violence in America, and provide the resources to take action.


  • Marti Noxon, Emmy-nominated & Peabody Award-winning writer/producer/director
  • Y. Shireen Razack, Co-Executive Producer, New Amsterdam
  • Erika Green Swafford, Consulting Producer, New Amsterdam
  • Stedman Bailey, Gun Violence Survivor and former wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams
  • Noelle Howey, Senior Director, Cultural Engagement, Everytown For Gun Safety
  • Jonas Oransky, Legal Director and Policy Expert, Everytown For Gun Safety

Moderated by:

  • David Slack, WGAW Board Member and TV writer/producer

*Panelists subject to change

You may submit questions in advance at writers@televisionacademy.com.

Academy Members: Click here to RSVP.
Foundation Alumni: Click here to RSVP.

Get the Everytown resource guide:
Understanding and Depicting Gun Violence in America 2020

Special Thanks to

Contact Everytown for Gun Safety at culture@everytown.org.

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This event is presented and hosted
by the Television Academy.

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October 20, 2020
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6:00 pm to 7:30 pm PDT



This event will be presented online. Details will be emailed to registered attendees prior to the event.

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Foundation Alumni: Click here to RSVP.

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