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CeaseFirePA
CeaseFirePA3 days ago
"There are two myths about gun violence in the United States that I think are dangerous. The first is that this issue is somehow removed from us. ... [We have to] shake off the stupor that comes from trauma and recognize that this is not something happening to somebody else, this is something happening to us. The second myth we tell ourselves is the myth that we are all heroes— that we can all respond with the skill and alacrity that you see in the movies."
Read our interview with author and hunter Seamus McGraw: https://www.ceasefirepa.org/general-interest/interview-with-seamus-mcgraw-pa-hunter-author-of-new-book-on-mass-shootings/
CeaseFirePA
CeaseFirePA3 days ago
"Access to health care and access to social services are protective against firearm violence ... when those are taken away, it follows that gun violence increases." The COVID-19 pandemic unleashed a wave of trauma and violence on Philadelphia communities. Temple surgeon Jessica Beard, Councilmember Jamie Gauthier, and Arturo Zinny of the Drexel program Healing Hurt People talk about how to help stop the spiral. https://whyy.org/episodes/gun-violence-trauma-and-the-covid-19-pandemic/
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CeaseFirePA4 days ago
This is one step on a long journey towards ending gun violence in Philly. We applaud Mayor Kenney and City Council for a comprehensive approach to investing much-needed funds in violence prevention--and we thank Councilmember Jamie Gauthier, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, Controller Rhyhart and many others across the city for their tireless advocacy. Next steps: bringing the same detail, focus and transparency to investing the full $155 million anti-violence budget for effective long-term change.
https://whyy.org/articles/philly-moving-forward-with-grants-program-to-fund-community-groups-in-anti-violence-fight/