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Talking Points- Fred Guttenberg Conversation with Sanibel Captiva
January 28, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fred Guttenberg will be in conversation with Sanibel Captiva this Thursday, January 28th at 4pm.
Fred’s conversation will kick-off a 6 week “Talking Points” virtual conversation special. Fred will speak on his book and his journey to becoming an advocate for gun safety.
“During his talk, Guttenberg will offer practical advice for parents and school officials to reduce the risk of gun violence impacting children and explain how he overcame his grief through the humanity of others.” Tune into this engaging conversation this Thursday!
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.