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Coping with Gun Violence in IRC: What we need to know.

Updated: 16 hours ago

A non-partisan view of gun violence and its impact on our community

October 21, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:30 PM

Indian River County Sheriff's Office

Building H, Administrative Room

4055 41st Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Free and Open to the Public- REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED*


Panelists from the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, the Indian River County Mental Health Collaborative, and a representative from Moms Demand Action will speak to the way gun violence affects our community, ways to limit violence, and solutions to counter the effects of gun violence on our and others’ mental health. They will also provide information on the state laws regarding guns, the rights covered under the 2nd amendment and actions we might take with our government representatives.

Panelists: (from left to right)

Kristen Azari, Moms Demand Action Volunteer;

Wes Samons, M.A., Executive Director, Mental Health Collaborative;

Eric Flowers, IRC Sherriff

AAUW Vero Beach branch has a 501(c)3 classification and is legally obligated to remain nonpartisan at all times. As such, our events, programs and presenters must maintain a non-partisan stance by using neutral and unbiased language and by avoiding taking sides or showing favoritism toward any political group or ideology. We do believe that a nonaligned position is essential for maintaining fairness and objectivity in discussions. Please, stick to facts, avoid emotional language and ensure your communication is nonpartisan. This stance is essential for maintaining fairness and objectivity in discussions.

WEAPONS PROHIBITED – No person shall carry a weapon or firearm, whether licensed or not, into this facility, except authorized Law Enforcement Officers.

Indian River County Sheriff’s Office is a tobacco free agency; tobacco products, vaping devices, lighters/matches are not permitted into the facility.

The Sheriff’s Office is in the Building H of the Administration complex, located at 41st Avenue at 41st Street. Enter in the driveway off 41st Avenue.

Sheriff's Complex Map
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Please check in at the door; only registered participants will be admitted. Registration deadline: October 18. *In an effort to keep everyone safe, the Sheriff’s Office will do a minimal background check of all participants.

If you have questions about the event, or want to submit questions for the panelists in advance, please email

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