Virginia Tech Survivor in Documentary and Live Event


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Colin Goddard Photo courtesy of Cuomo Cole Productions
Colin Goddard
Photo courtesy of Cuomo Cole Productions

The Belcourt Theatre is the site for a screening of the acclaimed documentary Living for 32 on Tuesday, Sept. 24 as Colin Goddard, survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, joins the Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America for the event. Goddard will join a group of local gun violence experts to discuss the film following the screening.

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“We are pleased to welcome Colin to Nashville and invite everyone to join the discussion about how we build a safer future for our children,” says Linda McFadyen-Ketchum, who heads the Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action.

Goddard was shot four times and was one of seven people out of a classroom of seventeen to survive. Goddard now uses his experience to educate others about the realities of gun violence and U.S. gun laws through his work with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. The story of how he became involved in gun violence prevention is documented in the film, which was an official selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

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