When: Thursday, December 05, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: http://www.beyondtheclassroom.umd.edu/locationbtc.html : 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Event Type(s): Movie/Film/Video
On a snowy April day at Virginia Tech in 2007, 32 students and faculty were shot and killed by a lone gunman, 17 others were wounded, and six more were injured jumping out of windows. Through the story of survivor Colin Goddard, Living for 32 tells the tragic tale of one of the worst gun massacres in recent American history, along with Goddard's inspirational journey of renewal and hope. Goddard was shot four times and told he might never walk again. He lives today with three bullets still lodged in his body and a rod in his left leg. Goddard revisits his former classroom, and emotionally recounts the terror of that day. After recovering, he made it his life's mission to help ensure that a tragedy like the Virginia Tech massacre would never happen again. With a hidden camera, he documents how easy it is to purchase a gun, with no ID or Brady background check. The film raises key questions about the effectiveness of current gun laws in America.
For more information, contact:
Dr. James V. Riker
Beyond the Classroom
+1 301 314 6622