February 16, 2023
(WASHINGTON) Jonathan Lowy, founder and president of Global Action on Gun Violence, will be in Mexico City next week as part of an international delegation to the Peace Summit, during which participants will meet with local organizations, victims of gun violence, and government officials, and exchange ideas for reducing gun violence in Mexico.
Lowy will also participate in a government-sponsored panel discussion on Mexico’s lawsuits against U.S. gun manufacturers and gun dealers. Lowy was instrumental in developing this groundbreaking legal strategy, and he serves as co-counsel in the lawsuits.
From Feb. 19 through Feb. 24, Lowy will be available to discuss Mexico’s litigation, gun trafficking from the U.S. to the rest of the Western Hemisphere and its boomerang effect back on the United States, and the role international organizations can play in elevating gun violence prevention as a human rights issue.
PUBLIC EVENTS NEXT WEEK
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5pm (CST)
WHAT: Panel discussion on Mexico’s litigation against the U.S. gun industry, featuring Lowy and Alejandro Celorio of SRE
WHERE: Ex Colegio de la Santa Cruz de Tlatelolco
Friday, Feb. 24, 2pm-4pm (CST)
WHAT: Foreign Weapons in Mexico: An International Investigation
Presentations by Peace Summit delegation members on gun violence reduction strategies
WHERE: Escuela de Gobierno y Transformación Pública del Tecnológico de Monterrey, Av. Revolución 756, Nonoalco, Benito Juárez, 03700
Space is limited. Please register to attend here.