The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut forever changed the conversation about gun violence. Through the stories of parents, school staff, first responders, faith leaders, neighbors, and others, Newtown shows how an entire community was traumatized by the events of that day. For more information about Newtown, visit pbs.org/independentlens/films/newtown/
This guide will help facilitate conversations and community collaboration around individual and collective resilience, and help students better understand the complex effects of gun violence on communities. The guide also provides tips on how to foster conversations that move away from politically polarized debates and instead towards community-centric dialogue.