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Former Richmond Times-Dispatch editor Tom Kapsidelis sits with his book, “After Virginia Tech: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings,” at the Library

of Virginia, where he conducted much of his research.

Join journalist and former Richmond Times-Dispatch editor Tom Kapsidelis, Pastor Alex Evans of Richmond’s Second Presbyterian Church, and RTD columnist Bill Lohmann for a discussion of Kapsidelis’ new book, ”After Virginia Tech: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings,” on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the RTD, 300 E. Franklin St.

Kapsidelis, who oversaw the RTD’s coverage of the 2007 shootings in Blacksburg, left his job at the newspaper in 2016 to devote himself full time to writing the book, which was published by The University of Virginia Press. Evans was a police chaplain in Blacksburg in 2007 and went on to help found the Virginia Law Enforcement Assistance Program, which supports officers who have responded to traumatic events.

“After Virginia Tech” examines the decade after the shootings, and the drive for reforms by survivors, families and community members.

The event is free to the public. Street parking is available.

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