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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Saturday, September 29 • 9:00am - 10:00am
The Consequences of Gun Violence

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They’re survivors of four infamous mass-casualty shootings — and they’re victims. Here are their stories.

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Pamela Colloff

Senior Writer at ProPublica and Writer-at-Large for The New York Times Magazine
Colloff joined ProPublica and the Times in 2017 after serving as an executive editor and staff writer for Texas Monthly. At Texas Monthly, she earned a National Magazine Award in Feature Writing for her 2012 story, "The Innocent Man." Colloff was awarded the Louis M. Lyons Award for... Read More →

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Chris Grady

Survivor of the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting
Grady is a graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He is a survivor of the 2018 Parkland school shooting. Grady has been a vocal advocate for gun policy reform in the wake of the shooting and is actively involved in the March for Our Lives movement... Read More →
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Nicole Hockley

Founder of Sandy Hook Promise
Hockley is the founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise, an organization aiming to teach young people and parents about the signs of gun violence. She founded the organization after losing her son, Dylan, in the Sandy Hook school shooting and currently serves as spokeswoman... Read More →
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Suzanna Gratia Hupp

Former State Representative, R-Lampasas
Hupp, R-Lampasas, represented Texas House District 54 from 1997 to 2007. She is a survivor of the 1991 Luby’s mass shooting in Killeen, Texas. Since then, she has become a strong proponent of allowing individuals to carry firearms for self-defense, testifying in favor of concealed-carry... Read More →
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Frank Pomeroy

Pastor of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs
Pomeroy has served as pastor of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs since 2002. The church was the site of the November 2017 Sutherland Springs mass shooting that claimed the lives of 26 people, including Pomeroy’s 14-year-old daughter. Pomeroy graduated from Texas State... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Central Presbyterian Church 200 E. 8th St., Austin, TX 78701