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Educator Geoffrey Canada ’74 on Gun Control (CNN) Archives

Last Friday, acclaimed education reformer Geoffrey Canada ’74, president and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone, appeared on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight to speak about the need for sensible gun-control in the United States.

In a New York Daily News op-ed piece on Sunday, Canada writes about the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, and the many children lost to gun violence in Harlem over his 30 year career there. “America is facing a war, and our children are the casualties,” Canada writes, and implores “our leaders to act with the courage of those brave teachers and the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School who gave their lives to try to save their children, our children.”