Philadelphia gun violence and prevention report: July 28, 2021

July 28, 2021

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney doubled down on his refusal to declare a gun violence emergency during the city’s bi-weekly gun violence prevention briefing last Wednesday. Shortly before the briefing, a triple shooting in West Philadelphia left an 18-year-old and 15-year-old dead, and another 15-year-old wounded. As of last week, community groups hadn’t heard a word about the gun violence prevention money promised in Philly’s new budget Read More

Community gathers for screening of “The Lasting Impact”

July 20, 2021

A crowd of community members gathered Sunday to watch the in-person premier of the short documentary “The Lasting Impact: The Emotional Scars Gun Violence Leaves Behind,” which centers around the stories of three co-victims of gun violence who worked together to show the long-lasting effects loss can have on friends, family and community members. Read More

Watch the recording: “Enough is Enough” teach-in on “Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis in Philadelphia”

July 20, 2021

The latest event in Community College of Philadelphia’s “Enough is Enough” teach-in series was “Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis in Philadelphia,” held on June 15, 2021. The event was hosted by CCP President Dr. Donald Guy Generals and moderated by PCGVR Research Director and Stoneleigh Fellow Dr. Jessica Beard. We are grateful to the esteemed panelists for an engaging discussion, including Dr. Ruth Abaya, Stoneleigh Fellow and co-chair of the Philadelphia Roadmap to Safer Communities, Philadelphia City Councilmember Jamie Gauthier, CBS3 managing editor Manuel Smith, Mothers in Charge Founder Dr. Dorothy Johnson-Speight and CCP Visiting Lecturer and Diversity Fellow Malika Rahman. Read More

Mothers discuss life after losing their sons to gun violence

July 17, 2021

A new short documentary called “The Path Forward” shares a conversation among four mothers who lost sons to gun violence in Philadelphia, sharing intimate experiences from first getting the news to learning how to survive. This is the second production made possible with support from the Credible Messenger Reporting Project and debuts in a time when gun violence has been rising steeply in the city for the second year in a row. Read More