Unless you have an invitation, you can’t get in, but here is the lineup of speakers who will appear with Vice President Joe Biden at the symposium on gun violence Thursday at Western Connecticut State University. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Education Secretary Arne Duncan are on the list.

The proceedings can be followed via streaming video on the web sites of the sponsors: U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty.

Remarks from:

Vice President Joe Biden
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)
U.S. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-5)
Governor Dannel P. Malloy
Newtown First Selectwoman Pat Llodra
Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton
Western Connecticut State University President James W. Schmotter

Panel on Gun Violence:

State Police Captain Dale Hourigan
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra
Chris and Lynn McDonnell, parents of Grace McDonnell
Stacy Spell, retired New Haven Police detective and neighborhood activist
Matt Bennett, Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at Third Way

Panel on Mental Health and School Safety Initiatives:

Dr. George Sugai, University of Connecticut Neag School of Education
Dr. Kathryn Seifert, author of Path to Violence
Dr. Philip Wang, Deputy Director of the National Institute of Mental Health
Meriden Superintendent of Schools Mark Benigni
Steven Girelli, PhD, President and CEO, Klingberg Family Centers

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Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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