may18kcsbFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2015

CONTACT: Ted Coe (KCSB Development Coordinator) (805) 893-3921

ISLA VISTA SHOOTING VICTIMS’ FATHERS RICHARD MARTINEZ AND BOB WEISS TO SPEAK AT UCSB STUDENT FORUM

KCSB-FM Radio & Higher Education Action & Research Consortium to Host UCSB Event at Isla Vista Theater

SANTA BARBARA, CA – On Monday May 18th at 3pm in the Isla Vista Theater, KCSB-FM 91.9 and the Higher Education Action & Research Consortium (HEARC) will present a conversation with Richard Martinez and Bob Weiss, fathers of Isla Vista shooting victims and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) students Christopher Ross Michaels Martinez and Veronika Weiss.

Richard Martinez speaks on behalf of Everytown for Gun Safety (Courtesy photo.).

Richard Martinez speaks on behalf of Everytown for Gun Safety (courtesy photo). – CLICK TO ENLARGE

“Turning Tragedy into Activism: Why We Got Involved in the Gun Safety Movement – A Conversation with Richard Martinez and Bob Weiss” will be aired live on KCSB-FM 91.9.

After the murder of his son, Richard Martinez quickly spoke out for gun safety — declaring “Not One More” should be killed by senseless gun violence — and the two men rallied significant public support for new gun safety legislation in California and around the country. Martinez and Weiss will share their experience over the past year following the Isla Vista tragedy working with Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America advocating for gun safety measures throughout the country.

Bob Weiss, Richard Martinez, & allies from Every Town for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense (courtesy photo). - CLICK TO ENLARGE.

Bob Weiss, Richard Martinez, & allies from Every Town for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense (courtesy photo). – CLICK TO ENLARGE.

The event will begin with introductory comments by members from the two host organizations, which are both based at UCSB. Martinez and Weiss will each give remarks before opening the floor for a conversation with the audience. After the formal event presentation, the fathers will be available to meet with UCSB students, faculty, and staff. Martinez will also give out bracelets inscribed with his words “Not One More” to everyone who attends the event.

Access to the venue will be restricted to members of the UCSB campus only, along with credentialed members of the press.

For those unable to attend the event, KCSB-FM will also air a live broadcast starting at 3pm — and will later re-air the body of the presentation that same evening, during its 5pm news hour. Tune in at 91.9 FM, and online, where you can also find more information about this event.

“Turning Tragedy into Activism: Why We Got Involved in the Gun Safety Movement – A Conversation with Richard Martinez and Bob Weiss”

3pm, Free Admission Restricted to UCSB Students, Staff, & Faculty (IDs Required)
Isla Vista Theater (960 Embarcadero del Norte)
Live Broadcast on KCSB-FM 91.9 (www.kcsb.org)

Click HERE to RSVP to our Facebook Event!

About HEARC: The Higher Education Action & Research Consortium is an interdisciplinary campus-wide graduate student organization at UCSB, which provides a forum for the discussion of higher education research, policies, and trends, and cultivates collaborative relationships across campus and with local colleges and universities. HEARC events are open to all UCSB faculty, administrators, staff, and students who have an interest and/or conduct research on issues pertaining to higher education.

About KCSB-FM: Non-commercial community radio KCSB offers sounds and perspectives from the Tri-Counties and free year-round training to individuals and groups without other access to media resources.  Both student and non-student volunteers learn to produce music, news, sports, cultural arts, and public affairs content airing 24/7/365 at 91.9 FM (www.kcsb.org). Most shows are produced locally, but KCSB hosts national and international programs too. Part of Associated Students at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), KCSB is financed by self-assessed student fees and listener support, and receives no State money from the University.