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AFT Book Club: A Conversation with Fred Guttenberg
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February 18, 2024 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST

AFT Book Club: A Conversation with Fred Guttenberg


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About This Webinar

Join us for our February AFT Book Club session featuring a discussion with AFT President Randi Weingarten and author Fred Guttenberg on his book American Carnage: Shattering the Myths That Fuel Gun Violence. This is a unique opportunity to engage with two prominent figures in the conversation about America's gun violence epidemic. Explore the depths of Guttenberg's powerful and eye-opening narrative, as Weingarten leads an insightful conversation that promises to challenge and expand your understanding of this critical issue. Be part of the dialogue that seeks to unravel the complexities and confront the myths surrounding gun violence in America to shape a safer future. 

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Enter for the chance to win Fred Guttenberg's book, American Carnage. SWEEPSTAKES IS NOW CLOSED.


Fred Guttenberg

Fred Guttenberg began his public life after the murder of his beautiful 14-year-old daughter Jaime in the Parkland school shooting on Feb 14, 2018. The day after the murder, Fred decided to attend a public vigil in Parkland. While there, the Mayor asked him to speak. His words shook a nation and he has not stopped since.

Only four months prior to the murder of his daughter, Fred’s brother Michael passed away in October 2017 from cancer related to his service in 9/11. He was one of the original first responders at the WTC with a team of doctors who got trapped in the WTC as it collapsed. Amazingly, the room that they hid out in did not collapse and Michael and his team of physicians spent 16 days at ground zero taking care of others.

Following his involvement in these two distinct American Tragedies, Fred has traveled the country talking about both events but also talking about perspective, perseverance, and resilience. He discusses pivotal moments in life and how we respond to those moments. Fred uses his speech to inspire others.

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RANDI WEINGARTEN is president of the 1.7 million-member AFT, AFL-CIO, which represents teachers; paraprofessionals and school-related personnel; higher education faculty and staff; nurses and other healthcare professionals; local, state and federal government employees; and early childhood educators. The AFT champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for students, their families and communities. The AFT and its members advance these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through members’ work.

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