Join President and Founder Barbara R. Arnwine, Esq. along with Co-Host and Chair Board, Daryl D. Jones, Esq., Every Tuesday from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Attorney Daryl Jones and I will rotate in asking questions during the show. The questions included below are designed to provide a guide but are not the only possible questions, nor may they be asked in the exact same order.
This Igniting Change Radio Show on Tuesday, May 31st, 2022, entitled “Grieving, Coping, and Action: Strategies for Saving Our Children and Communities from Mass Shootings” will feature Radio Show Co-Hosts and Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC) Co-Leaders Attorneys Barbara Arnwine and Daryl Jones with prominent guests Dr. Karen McRae, the Hon. Louis A. Elisa II, Dr. Joanne Frederick, and Dr. Deshawn Skinner, as they discuss, on the 101st Anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre, the prevailing topic of mental health and solutions after the mass shootings in Buffalo, based on racial hate, and Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
These are the issues we will cover during this show.
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Please note, during the show there are 3 hard stop commercial breaks at 12:13 PM Eastern Time, 12:28 PM ET and 12:43 PM ET. We will stop all guests from speaking right before each break.
There have been 27 school shootings with injuries or death in the U.S. this year- which is more school shootings than weeks that have passed during this year, according to a recent article by NPR which highlighted Education Week’s tracking of school shootings. NPR’s May 25th article continues, “The organization tracks shootings where a firearm was discharged and where any person (other than the suspect) has a bullet wound resulting from the incident. Education Week also includes only incidents that happen on a K-12 school property or on a school bus and that occur when school is in session or during a school-sponsored event…The Gun Violence Archive, an independent data collection organization, has counted 212 mass shootings that have occurred so far this year, as of Tuesday…The U.S. ended 2021 with 693 mass shootings, per the Gun Violence Archive. The year before saw 611. And 2019 had 417.”
During Mental Health Awareness Month, our nation has been rocked by two heinous and high profile horrendous massacres committed by young men motivated by Hate, one by racial hate and another by personal demons. Leaving in their wake, 31 innocent children and adults dead and a cycle of grieving and anguish. Ironically, today, May 31st, is the 101st Anniversary of the horrific Tulsa Racial Massacre. Yet again, our political dynamics of denial and inaction have continued the same unproductive, circular and heated debates. There is significant evidence that these two massacres have caused a new level of mental anguish, fear, anger and insecurity, especially in African Americans, Immigrants and children. At the same time, racists are exploiting this moment to ratchet up their agendas by blaming CRT, Wokeness and sexual identity politics. Our show will feature expert guests to discuss the mental health and safety issues generated by this wave of mass killings and the needed practical actions, including legislation, that can be undertaken to prevent future massacres.
Dr. Karen McRae: 12:00-12:57 PM ET
The first woman President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Organization of Concerned Black Men, (CBM) Inc.; Transformative Justice Coalition Board Member; and, served as a public-school educator, deputy city manager, and adjunct professor of American Government and Public Policy, and consultant
Hon, Louis A. Elisa II: 12:00-12:57 PM ET
Boston Black Covid Coalition Member; National Black Emergency Alliance Member; Transformative Justice Coalition Board Member; served as the Executive Secretary of the Seaport Advisory Council, Director of Port Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, from 2007-2015; appointed the United States Permanent Representative to the Senior Civil Emergency Planning Committee (SCEPC), North Atlantic Council and Advisor for Civil Emergency Planning (CEP) to the U.S. Ambassador at NATO, Brussels Belgium
Dr. Joanne Frederick: 12:00-12:27 PM ET
Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor in D.C., Virginia, and Maryland who currently serves as a mental health therapist in the private sector and in the non-profit sector; Member of the National Organization of Concerned Black Men, Inc.’s Mental Health and Programming Advisory Board; and, Author of “Copeology”
Dr. Deshawn Skinner: 12:30-12:57 PM ET
Licensed MSW clinician; Program Director for Rehabilitation Services; Member of the National Organization of Concerned Black Men, Inc.’s Mental Health and Programming Advisory Board; and, former Counseling and Client Services Program Director for Affordable Behavior Consultants (ABC)