Kyle Kennedy Kerr

Meet Kyle, she joined the Board in 2015.

Why did you choose to serve on the Stop Handgun Violence Board?

My father, Michael Kennedy, and John Rosenthal started SHV 25 years ago with the pioneering goal of changing Massachusetts gun laws and culture so that real change could begin. My involvement with SHV and the movement in general reflects my family’s commitment to reducing the senseless gun violence that pervades our society, and I’m proud to carry on that legacy.

What is your most memorable Stop Handgun Violence event?

I loved celebrating the 20th anniversary 5 years ago. My father was an honoree, and I had the privilege to accept the award on his behalf. I’m looking forward to celebrating the 25th!

Has gun violence personally impacted you?
My grandfather, Robert F Kennedy, was assassinated in 1968 while running for president by a man carrying a revolver. Because of this tragedy, my family has been committed to working to end gun violence and work towards peace.

What’s your favorite Massachusetts destination?

My family and I love vacationing on Nantucket island.

Fun fact:

I ran the Boston Marathon this year!

Celebrate Kyle’s commitment to end gun violence and join her at our 25th Anniversary party on October 24, 2019.