Virginia Tech survivor to speak April 20 at NIU, screen new documentary about his life journey

Colin Goddard
Colin Goddard

Colin Goddard, who survived the 2007 tragedy at Virginia Tech University and still carries three bullets in his body, will visit NIU to speak about his life and his advocacy for gun control.

The event takes place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center.

Goddard also will screen and discuss “Living for 32,” a documentary about his life’s journey since April 16, 2007. The number “32” honors the victims of the shooting.

Shot four times that day, Goddard was the only one from inside Norris Hall who called 911. He is among 17 students who were wounded by bullets.

After recovering and finishing his degree in international studies, he decided to volunteer for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the nation’s largest gun control organization.

Sponsors are the Office of Support and Advocacy. Co-sponsors are the Residence Hall Association and the Campus Activities Board.

For more information or accommodations, contact Megan Gerken at (815) 753-0940 or via e-mail at [email protected].

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