President Biden to Speak at UHart

President Joe Biden

President Joe Biden will visit the University of Hartford June 16 to speak at the National Safer Communities Summit, presented by U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, Everytown for Gun Safety, and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal.

The University is thrilled to welcome Biden to campus for the first time. This is the second sitting president to visit the University of Hartford, as President Barack Obama spoke in 2013 on reducing gun violence.

“We are incredibly honored to welcome President Biden to the University of Hartford,” said University Acting President Stephen Mulready M’77. "We are grateful to Senator Murphy for partnering with UHart to host this important event on a topic that impacts us all.”
The full-day summit will also include keynote addresses from Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, and former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. It celebrates the first anniversary of the passage of The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA). BSCA is the first significant federal gun safety legislation signed into law in nearly 30 years. 

Additionally, the program will feature panel discussions on funding and implementation of BSCA and the future of federal gun safety legislation with Rep. Lucy McBath, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, gun violence survivors, and other leaders in the gun safety movement. More special guests will be announced.

Giffords, Everytown for Gun Safety, and its grassroots networks Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action are also presenting the event.

In-person registration has reached capacity, but you can register to watch online at