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Community Forum To Be (LIVESTREAMED TONIGHT) Held February 27

Community Forum:
Recovery and Resilience after the Sandy Hook Tragedy
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
7:00 p.m.

If you can’t make the community forum
in person…

• View the forum live at

• Or listen live at WestConn’s radio station, WXCI 91.7FM

The forum starts at 7 pm and will run till approximately 9 pm.


Since the tragic events of December 14, numerous communities and people
from around the country who have experienced similar tragedies have
reached out to the United Way of Western Connecticut. They have shared
with us their stories and lessons learned with us and have been a source
of strength and inspiration.

We believe that our community could benefit from hearing what they have to

With that in mind, we cordially invite members of the public to attend a
free community forum on February 27 at the Ives Concert Hall on the campus
of Western Connecticut State University at 7 p.m. Seating is on a
first-come, first-served basis. The forum will also be broadcast live over
the internet at

Speaking at the forum are the principal of Colorado¹s Columbine High
School, the executive director of Voices of September 11, a law
enforcement chaplain who responded to the Sikh Temple shooting in
Wisconsin and a psychologist specializing in post-traumatic stress

We recognize that the events of December 14, 2012 have pushed us all into
uncharted territory. The forum is an opportunity for us to hear what
others have learned about bereavement, trauma and recovery -- lessons that
can help our community heal from this terrible tragedy, one step at a

Sincerely yours,

James Schmotter
President, Western Connecticut State University and
Board Member, United Way of Western Connecticut

Kimberly Morgan
Chief Executive Officer
United Way of Western Connecticut