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Carolyn Ban

Chair, Steering Committee
Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence
Carolyn (Kerry) Ban retired five years ago from a long career in academia, including 20 years at the University of Pittsburgh. She has spent her life also as an activist, working on campaigns and in advocacy, including as the vice president of the New York Abortion Rights Action League and a member of the board of the National Abortion Rights Action League. Kerry is an active member of a Reconstructionist Jewish congregation, Dor Hadash, one of the three congregations that met at the Tree of Life Building, which was attacked in 2018 in the worst episode of antisemitic violence in US history. At that time, she chaired the Social Action committee and led the effort to found Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence in direct response. We are a program of CeaseFire PA, focusing our efforts on passing legislation to reduce gun violence. Kerry has also taken the lead in forming the Clergy Council of Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence, bringing together clergy across faiths who can bear moral witness to the horror of gun violence and to the need to take action.

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