Headliners Book Event: After Virginia Tech: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings

Wharton Club Members invited to attend this event with an Award-Winning Journalist & VA Tech Massacre Survivor. Comp for President's Club & Lifetime Members

NPC Headliners Book Event: 
April 4, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
Location:  Natl. Press Club Conference Rooms
  • Award-winning journalist Thomas Kapsidelis and Virginia Tech massacre survivor Kristina Anderson will explore the experiences of survivors in the decade following the deadliest mass shooting on a college campus at a National Press Club Headliners book event on Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Club’s conference rooms.
  • The event marks the debut of After Virginia Tech: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings, a book by Kapsidelis that chronicles the aftermath of the April 16, 2007 rampage by a lone gunman that killed 32 Virginia Tech students and professors.
  • Then the nation’s deadliest mass shooting by a lone gunman, the tragedy sparked an international debate on gun culture in the United States and safety on college campuses. Experiencing profound grief and trauma, and struggling to heal both physically and emotionally, many of the survivors from Virginia Tech and their supporters put themselves on the front lines to advocate for change. Yet since that April, large-scale gun violence has continued at a horrifying pace.
  • This event will feature a discussion with the author, an audience question-and-answer session, and a book signing. There will be a cash beer bar in the room, as well as complimentary game-day snacks for attendees.
  • Books will be available for purchase at the event. Proceeds from book sales will benefit the non-profit affiliate of the Club, the National Press Club Journalism Institute, so we kindly ask that you leave all outside books and memorabilia at home.
About the Speakers
  • Kapsidelis worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch for 28 years as both an editor and reporter. He is a fellow with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities in Charlottesville.
  • Anderson is one of 25 people injured in the attack. The gunman shot her three times as she sat in her French class. She created the Koshka Foundation for Safe Schools, a non-profit dedicated to helping local community and school stakeholders work together to prevent, respond and heal in the aftermath of school violence.
  • Tickets are $10 for regular Wharton Club members and guests.
  • They are COMPLIMENTARY for President's Club and Lifetime Members and one guest each.
  • There will be a cash bar.
  • Click here to reserve your place(s)!!!

Event details:
WHERE: National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
13th Floor - Conference Rooms
Washington, DC 20045
WHEN: Thursday, April 4, 2019
6:30-8:00 p.m.


6:30PM - 8:00PM Thu 4 Apr 2019 ( Timezone: Eastern )


National Press Club
14th & F Sts, NW 13th Floor, Conference Rooms
Washington, DC 20045 USA

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