How to Talk to Your Neighbor About Gun Violence

Introduction John Ton, Robby’s Arc. Photo courtesy of author. According to the Gun Violence Archive, incidents involving firearms have been steadily increasing since 2014.1 Widely covered in the mainstream press, mass shootings like the one that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and murders of people of color, including Trayvon…

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Poblete Foundation founder endures doubters

Pati Navalta has dedicated much of her life to crusading against gun violence since her son, Robby Poblete, was shot and killed in Vallejo at age 23 on Sept. 14, 2014. The Robby Poblete Foundation has promoted “Art of Peace,” transforming unwanted guns “into instruments of hope,” offered educational opportunities in skilled trades, and, among…

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