Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

By The Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting

Reporting on gun violence comes with exceptional challenges, responsibilities and opportunities. The Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting wants to help.

Reporting on gun violence comes with exceptional challenges, responsibilities and opportunities. The Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting wants to help.

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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

"The Path Forward" is a new short documentary sharing a conversation among four mothers who have lost sons to gun violence in Philadelphia, as they exchange intimate memories from first getting the news to learning how to survive. This film was produced with …

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• Two years ago, not long before the pandemic, we organized the inaugural Better Gun Violence Reporting Summit in Philadelphia. You can still find all the resources online:Agenda | Audio | Experts | Hashtag | Notes | Photos | Press | Recap

 
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Giving Tuesday at The Center

Here's our latest Executive Summary:

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• A new study from anti-gun violence nonprofit ManUpPHL offers solutions to the city’s gun violence crisis from those most at risk of becoming victims or perpetrators of that violence — young Black men. [Axios/ManUpPHL]

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• We will post the complete production on our home page in the near future but for now you can check out the trailer from "Numb to Normalcy," the latest documentary produced with support from the Credible Messenger Reporting Project. [@Revive_POC]• A free scr…

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• Barbers and hair stylists have long served as communities listeners, healers and providers of safe spaces. Head-Right Wellness plans to train them in mental health triage to teach self-help strategies and introduce individuals to more resources when needed.…

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• Students taking a Gun Violence Prevention course in the Peace & Conflict Studies program at Swarthmore College have developed an interactive web site tracking gun deaths in Delaware County, hoping it will serve as a tool for community members, advocates…

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

• One Philly mom wants to buy a building where she could provide mentoring, job training, and grief counseling for young people. [The Philadelphia Inquirer]• Frontline Dads are showing up to help deter negative behaviors at school dismissals. They also provid…

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

Above: The Philadelphia Gun Violence Crisis Map now shows seven neighborhoods which have recorded at least 100 shooting victims so far this year. [Office of the Controller]

 
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Weekly Brief on Gun Violence Prevention in Philadelphia

Above: Map highlights blocks with multiple shooting victims this year in the area of Kensington and Allegheny Avenues in Philadelphia. [Office of the Controller]

 
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Weekly Briefing: Gun Violence and Prevention in Philadelphia

• A new short documentary called “The Path Forward” shares a conversation among four mothers have who lost sons to gun violence in Philadelphia, recalling intimate experiences from first getting the news to learning how to survive.• Produced by Mothers in Cha…

 
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Weekly Briefing: Gun Violence and Prevention in Philadelphia

• Don't miss these takeaways from last week's public conversation on how Philadelphia should target funding to prevent violence and help keep kids safe. You can watch a recording too. [Billy Penn/Facebook]

 
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Weekly Briefing: Gun Violence and Prevention in Philadelphia

Above: Heat map shows concentrations of fatal shootings this year-to-date in Philadelphia. [Office of the Controller]

 
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Weekly Briefing on Gun Violence and Prevention in Philadelphia

• Our Director of Research Dr. Jessica Beard MD, MPH, FACS, will be giving Temple University Department of Surgery Grand Rounds this morning at 8 a.m. and you can watch live online. The topic will be “Changing the Narrative on Gun Violence Reporting in Philad…

 
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Weekly Briefing on Gun Violence and Prevention in Philadelphia

• As of September 2, 2021, the city had recorded 2,420 shooting victims during the previous 365 days. On September 2, 2019, that number was 1,487. [Open Data Philly via PCGVR Philadelphia Shooting Victims Dashboard]

 
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Weekly Briefing on Gun Violence and Prevention in Philadelphia

• How do individual health, public safety, legal rights, and ethics intersect when health care and law enforcement overlap? This symposium is free and open to the public:

 
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Weekly Briefing on Gun Violence and Prevention in Philadelphia

• A new tool from the city controller’s office lets you break down violence prevention spending for yourself. [Billy Penn/Office of the Controller]

 
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Weekly Briefing on Gun Violence and Prevention in Philadelphia

• Watch the trailer now and then get your tickets to come out Friday night for the premiere of “Never Ending Emotions,” the latest short documentary produced with support from our Credible Messenger Reporting Project. [YouTube/Eventbrite]

 
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Special announcement: New grant ensures next round of Credible Messenger Reporting Project

This week, the Independence Public Media Foundation announced $4 million in grants supporting community media-makers, journalism, film and digital equity projects, including $100,000 from its Community Voices Fund to refine and expand our Credible Messenger R…

 
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Weekly Briefing on Gun Violence and Prevention in Philadelphia: August 11, 2021

Above: Click on “Map Layers” to see these street block hotspots for gun violence this year in Philadelphia. [controller.phila.gov]