Levy Lecture Series Webinar with Fred Guttenberg
March 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CDT
Join Fred Guttenberg, auhtor of Find the Helpers, for a special event on Tuesday, March 16th at 1pm CST.
Fred will be in conversation with the Levy Senior Center Foundation and will discuss his widely acclaimed book as well as his journey to activism.
Please submit any questions or comments ahead of time in the Questions & Comments section of the registration form!
What 9/11 and Parkland Taught Me About Recovery, Purpose, and Hope
Life changed forever on Valentine’s Day 2018. What was to be a family day celebrating love turned into a nightmare. Thirty-four people were shot at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Jaime Guttenberg, a fourteen-year-old with a huge heart, was the second to last victim. That she and so many of her fellow students were struck down in cold blood galvanized many to action, including Jaime’s father Fred who has become an activist dedicated to passing common sense gun safety legislation.
Fred was already struggling with deep personal loss. Four months earlier his brother Michael died of 9/11 induced pancreatic cancer. He had been exposed to so much dust and chemicals at Ground Zero, the damage caught up with him. Michael battled heroically for nearly five years and then died at age fifty.