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An education and fundraising evening devoted to keeping VT children safe
When: 11/10/2010, 7pm
Where: Elley-Long Music Center, Colchester, VT
This is the first public event sponsored by the CSVC. The event included a keynote presentation, remarks, and performing arts (see program).  The Powerpoint slides of Dr. Nelson's presentation, and video recording of various parts of the event are available below:
   Part I: Opening remarks by Anne Ireland and Dance by Inclusion Fusion.

   Part II: Greeting and introduction of speaker, by Dr. Lewis First.
   Part III: Presentation, by Dr. Eliot Nelson.
   Powerpoint slides of Dr. Nelson's presentation. New!
   Part IV: Cello duet, by Joshua Morris and Liam John.
   Part V: Drama, by Adam Langdon and Kate Rundle.
   Part VI: Tribute to Aaron Xue, by Dr. Ge Wu
   Part VII: Acknowledgement

Education to VT law makers

When: 5/5/2010
Where: Card Room, State House
We displayed two posters, Support CAP Law for VT and Are VT Children Protected and Safe from Firearms? and distributed the educational brochure to law makers. 


Testimony before VT law makers

When: 1/12/2010, 3pm.

Where: State House, Montpelier, VT.

Aaron's parents, Drs. Shuwan Xue and Ge Wu, testified before the Vermont House Judiciary Committee.  They retold the heartbroken story of Aaron, expressed their frustration with the police investigation, and urged the law makers to enact a law that will prevent easy access to firearms by children.  You can read a Seven Days article.


Community Forum

When: 9/17/2009, 7pm.

Where: Cafeteria, Essex High School, Essex Jct, VT.

About 75 people attended a Community Forum.  Anne Ireland, an Essex resident whose son was a close friend of Aaron, facilitated the Forum.   Aaron's parents briefly reviewed the key points of what they knew happened to Aaron, and raised many questions surrounding the mystery of Aaron's death.   They asked the community to help them find answers.  Also, they called for change in Vermont law regarding child access to guns, and change in education on suicide prevention.  Community members John Diego, Carol Renca, Eliot Nelson, and Bob Williamson also spoke.  Read media reports by Essex Reporter on 9/10 and 9/20, and by Burlington Free Press