Successful Strategies to Reduce Gun Violence Workshop


(New Haven, CT – Thursday, April 4, 2013) To address strategies of gun violence Successful Strategies to Reduce Gun Violenceprevention, an interactive workshop on the topic of Successful Strategies to Reduce Gun Violence will take place on Friday April 26, 2012 from 8:00am to 5:00pm, at the Bridgeport Police Academy, 405 Newfield Ave. Bridgeport, Connecticut. This will be an 8-hour one-day workshop for Law Enforcement Officers, Administrators, Educators and Parents. Conducted by Shafiq R.F. Abdussabur, a leading expert on gun violence prevention and community based policing. Abdussabur has been featured in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and WNPR for his innovative approach to reduce urban gun violence through preventive methods and intervention programs.

This workshop comes in the wake of passionate public discussions and debates as America has been overwhelmed over the past years by disturbing incidents of gun violence in various communities throughout the country. This workshop will address the questions that have been on the hearts and minds of the American public in the wake of tragedies such as Sandy Hook Elementary School. Abdussabur is an active law enforcement officer with over 16 years of Community Base Police training and experience. He designed this workshop to generate open discussion about gun violence and shed light on questions from the experience of being a law enforcement officer and an urban program developer who works with youth at Risk and their families. Often asked are why there is a difference between urban gun violence and suburban gun violence? Will the banning of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines reduce future incidents of mass shootings? What can law enforcement, educators and parents do to prevent gun violence? Can more gun ownership lead to safer communities?

Successful Strategies to Reduce Gun Violence has been designed as an interactive workshop to insure that Law Enforcement Officers, Administrators, Educators and Parents will walk away with in depth knowledge of the role that firearms play in the past, present and future of American society. They will have a better understanding of the most effective role they can have in creating safer communities. Most of all, participants will walk away with a dynamic systematic approach to creating and implementing gun violence preventive methods in their communities.

With limited space of only 30 participants, early registration is strongly encouraged. Individuals and organization can register for this workshop at Pre-registration is $125 per person. Register after April 24 or at the door is $175 per-person. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the workshop. A donation of 10% of all proceeds will go to the benefit the Bridgeport Explorers.



Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur is an author, public speaker, racial profiling consultant, entrepreneur, and a law enforcement Sergeant. His unique views and approach to urban violence prevention, racial profiling prevention and community based policing have been featured in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, NPR-Where We Live, New Haven Independent, NPR-All Things Considered, WYBC-Electric Drum, New Haven Advocate, Russian Radio, BBC, PBS, New York Daily News, New Haven Register, Hartford Courant, and Al Jazeera America. His repertoire continues to grow consistently. He has appeared as a guest host on WNPR's “Where We Live.” He is also a contributing writer for the Huffington Post.
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