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The UCSF community is invited to attend a free public screening of the documentary "Gabby Giffords Don't Back Down" followed by a discussion with experts in gun violence and public health.

This film tells the extraordinary story of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords whose relentless fight to recover following an assassination attempt in 2011 is inspirational. She has turned this tragedy into an opportunity and has dedicated her new life as one of the most effective activists in the battle against gun violence. This is a story of a rising star transformed by gun violence and a close-up portrait of the marriage that sustains her.

The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., the screening will start at 6:00 p.m. with opening remarks by UCSF’s Andre Campbell, MD, a longtime trauma surgeon at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG). Campell is also an outspoken advocate against gun violence.

This special event will be held in the Byers Auditorium, Genentech Hall, at the UCSF Mission Bay campus. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Gabby Giffords and representatives from the UCSF Wraparound Program and the UCSF Trauma Recovery Center based at ZSFG. Refreshments will be served.


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