Sen. Chris Murphy with Eric Liu

Presently in his second term as U.S. Senator from Connecticut, Chris Murphy took the horrific Newton school shooting, which happened as he came to office, and has made gun violence and control a true focus of his service in the Senate. He visits virtually this evening with his new book, The Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy (Random House). 

“An engrossing, moving, and utterly motivating account of the human stakes of gun violence in America . . . From his earliest days in the Senate … Chris Murphy has fearlessly challenged the fatalism of those who have resigned themselves to mass shootings. All the while he has exposed the cynicism of those in America who put profit over people. With a historian’s talent for narrative and a memoirist’s gift for introspection, Murphy shines a light on the men and women who will not rest until American laws are changed to protect our citizens, while offering an inspiring blueprint for how this struggle can—and will—be won.”—Samantha Power.

Presented by Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle University College of Arts and Sciences, and Town Hall Civics.


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The Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984854575
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - September 1st, 2020

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 6:00pm
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