Living for 32
Living for 32 is “a film about the 32 murdered in the tragic Virginia Tech shooting in April 2007…and the 32 people killed by guns every day in America”.
The story is told by survivors of the VA Tech shooting, Colin Goddard and Emily Hass.
Goddard, who has recently attended White House meetings to discuss solutions to gun violence
with Vice President Joe Biden, tells how – as a Brady Campaign volunteer – he gathered
proof of how easy it is to buy weapons with no background check at gun shows nationwide.
Living for 32 also explores related issues prominent since the Newtown, CT rampage –
such as: inadequate mental health care, the huge risks involved in allowing weapons for
defense at every school, and the daily toll of death by gunfire in the nation’s homes and streets
(more than 900 people have lost their lives due to gun violence since the Sandy Hook shooting).
Finally, Living for 32 reveals how a determined response to tragedy can start to bring about
Living for 32 was selected for 2011 Sundance Film Festival; for more on the film, visit livingfor32.com.
Discussion following the screening will include ways citizens can influence proposed
U.S. and Maryland state government actions related to gun control.
Panelists for the evening:
- Elizabeth Ross, mother of Marckel Ross, a Prince George’s County student shot and killed last September while walking to Central High School.
- Captain Carl Schinner, Greenbelt Police Department’s Patrol Division Commander. Captain Schinner has been a member of the Greenbelt Police Department since 1987. Prior to his current position, Captain Schinner served as the Supervisor of the Office of Professional Standards, which includes the disciplines of accreditation and internal affairs. Captain Schinner spent seventeen years in the Patrol Division as an officer, corporal, and sergeant.
- Lisa Miller Delity, president of the board of CeaseFireMaryland (previously known as Marylander’s Against Handgun Abuse). The issue of gun violence and reasonable gun laws became important to Lisa and her family when her brother, FBI agent Michael John Miller, was murdered in DC Police Headquarters in November of 1994. Since that time Lisa has testified in Annapolis and in DC numerous times in support of the Assault Weapons ban.
- Captain Davis Lloyd, Assistant District Commander at the Hyattsville station. During his nearly 20-year career with the Prince George’s County Police Department, Captain Lloyd has worked at all three inner-beltway stations (District I, III, & IV) as a patrol officer, patrol sergeant, and shift commander. Additionally, he has served a total of eight years in the Special Operations Division as a tactical officer, counter-sniper, tactical flight observer and pilot.
Reel & Meal is sponsored by Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group, Green Vegan Networking, & Prince George’s County Peace & Justice Coalition.