Shore Family Forum, Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building, 1st floor, Anschutz Medical Campus
The upcoming Injury and Violence Seminar on 11/12/14 will feature Mark Pertschuk of Grassroots Change, discussing "Grassroots Movement Building in Public Health and Safety: Lessons from successful movements for gun control and fire prevention"
Mark Pertschuk is the Director of Grassroots Change in Oakland, California. He is the former President and Executive Director of Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights (ANR) and the ANR Foundation in Berkeley, California (1986 – 2007). While with ANR/F, he managed the campaigns for the federal airline smoking ban and for hundreds of local smokefree ordinances.
In 1995, Mark co-founded Californians for Responsible Gun Laws. As its Executive Director, he managed a grassroots movement for more than 40 local gun violence prevention ordinances and three major statewide gun laws. From 1999 to 2002, he served as Legislative Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence in Washington, DC, and a senior adviser to the Million Mom March (May 2000). Mark was the Project Director for the RWJF smoke free implementation projects GoingSmokefree.org and Developing Smokefree Implementation Regulations (2006 – 2009) and served as a mentor and trainer in the Foundation’s Developing Leadership in Reducing Substance Abuse program. He was the Executive Director of the Marin Institute from 2002 – 2006.