Friday News Roundup: Conversations on Curing Violence Buzz Across the Country

Cartels as Businesses, Terrorism as a Brand, Gang Violence as an Epidemic: 4 Talks for Rethinking How to Stop Violence (Cure Violence blog, reprinted with permission from Gary Slutkin’s TEDMED talk was included in a roundup of four inspiring talks that aim to reframe how we view and combat violence.

Homicide, Gun Violence and Epidemiology in Detroit ( As cities look for new approaches to stem the tide of violence, more and more experts are shifting to combat violence as an epidemic. This article notes the effectiveness of Cure Violence and our partner Man Up! in reducing violence by approaching violence as a public health issue.

Breaking the Chain of Violence (The Oracle – University of South Florida student newspaper) This South Florida community is looking to the Cure Violence model to help solve its violence epidemic.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Says Violence Prevention Group Has Made Progress: Community groups have been collaborating to cure violence in Louisville, and the numbers say efforts are working.

Gun Violence Solutions at Chicago Ideas Week 2013 (Sustainable Cities Collective): Erica Ford, a sitting member of President Barack Obama’s task force on gun violence and founder of the South Jamaica Cure Violence site, participated in a panel seeking solutions to violence this week in Chicago.

SNUG Seeks Extended Funding ( Our New York-based partner, SNUG, is seeking additional funding from the city of Albany this month to maintain and expand their level of service in keeping surrounding communities safe.