The recent news of mass shootings in Texas and across the country have prompted heated debates on how to handle the mounting crisis.
In light of this, the Lone Star College-Kingwood Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) encourages students, employees, and the community to have healthy dialogues. It will sponsor two meetings on “How Should We Prevent Mass Shootings in Our Communities.” The free event is on Sept. 17 at Kingwood Christian Church from 6-8 p.m., and Oct. 1 from 3-5 p.m. in Student Conference Center on the main campus.
“Our goal is to reach the public to assess what policies will be accepted to deal with the spate of mass shootings,” said Dr. John Theis, a political science professor and CCE faculty advisor. “Given the recent incidents in El Paso and Odessa, it is becoming more important for us to have this discussion now.”
According to the Center for Civic Engagement, LSC-Kingwood is leading and hosting this critical discussion on the campus and in the community to show that this issue affects everyone, not just the college. CCE’s purpose is to help attendees to see all complexities of this issue, help them understand where people disagree, and facilitate areas of common ground.
“This topic affects all of us, not just the community college or other educational institutions. Our mission is to help find real solutions to prevent mass shootings across America,” Theis said. “CCE founded on the principal to revitalize our democracy and to help the public find its voice on important issues such as this one.”
Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, online, and hybrid formats. For more information or to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration. For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit www.lonestar.edu/kingwood.
Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, 10 centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.