Al Jazeera Video Report Features Violence Interrupters at Work in Chicago (reprinted on the Cure Violence blog): Global news giant Al Jazeera posted a video report on Cure Violence’s flagship partner site, CeaseFire Illinois, featuring footage of violence interrupters at work in the community.
11 Inspiring Chicago Women You Should Know (WBEZ): Violence interrupter, Ameena Matthews, was named one of 11 “extraordinary women making a difference in Chicago and beyond” by WBEZ.
California Healthline Asks: Can Health Reform Help Reduce Violence (reprinted on Cure Violence blog): Health care leaders across the U.S. see better alignment between health and violence prevention under health reform.
#ENDviolence Against Children (UNICEF): The United Nations Children’s Fund launched a global call to combat violence against children.
Nominate a White House Champion of Change for Public Health and Prevention (White House blog) : The White House asks for nominations of local public health leaders and change-agents whose exemplary leadership is helping to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities in our communities.
National Emergency Summit on Urban Violence (Ebony): In response to high violence rates in Chicago, activists, community leaders, and policy makers came together in early August for a weekend-long emergency summit to discuss prevention, reduction and solutions.
A Voice from Phildelphia’s Youth (Stoneleigh Foundation blog): Nydia Whittica, a young woman from Philadelphia, shares this moving, first-hand account of how violence in her community has affected her feelings of safety, her education, and at times her ability to even get to work at the Stoneleigh Foundation.