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Thinking of Las Vegas

This morning, we woke to the news of another mass shooting, one that took the lives of more than 50 people and injured more than 400 more in Las Vegas.

Ariel view of Las Vegas at night

This incident is now one of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States. Using the FBI's definition of a mass killing, which includes the deaths of three or more people, this is the 37th mass killing in 2017.

It's an understatement to say this is horrific. Not only does our collective Nomad heart go out to everyone personally affected by this tragedy, we are also thinking about educators across the country who are standing in front of classrooms, trying to find ways of explaining this most recent example of "lone wolf " violence.

We'd like to help in whatever way we can. Here is a link to a free activity from our forthcoming book, Terrorism: Violence, Intimidation, and Solutions for Peace. It can serve as an opening for a discussion about the roles violence and mass shootings play in our world, how we define terrorism and why that's important, along with brainstorming on how to be on the side of those making it better.

Click the icon below to access a free activity. And we hope you are able to find moments of peace in an otherwise tragic day.

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