Friday News Roundup: From the UN to the Emmys, People are Banding Together to Cure Violence

The Atlantic Reports: Violence is Contagious (Cure Violence Blog): October’s issue of The Atlantic concludes that what goes around comes around, as it examines reports that show that violence is truly a public health issue.

Project Tries to Diffuse Violent Incidents in North Tampa (The Tampa Tribune): The Prometheus Project is an anti-violence measure in North Tampa’s violence-plagued Suitcase City. The project is modeled after Cure Violence.

FRONTLINE Wins Seven News and Documentary Awards (PBS): A huge congratulations to The Interrupters film, which just won the “Outstanding Informational Programming–Long Form” award at the News and Documentary Emmys!

The Countdown to Tragedy or Hope (NYCityBeat): A blogger explores the work of Cure Violence partner Save Our Streets (SOS) Crown Heights in New York City.

Report Examines How young Black and Latino Males Succeed in New York City Schools (PR Newswire): The Expanded Success Initiative is the large educational component of the Young Men’s Initiative in New York City, a Cure Violence partner. Several factors, including high expectations from parents and cultivating a personal reputation that exempts one from gang recruitment, are cited as key factors in academic success among the subjects.

In Chicago, Violence, Segregation, and Stray Bullets (les inRocks): In this French (translated to English) feature on the violence on Chicago’s southside, our work is mentioned. Fantastique!

UN Leader Urges Nonviolent Action For Peace on International Day  (World News Examiner): UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urged citizens to fight hate and violence by actively engaging in nonviolent activism.

Gun Violence Needs to Be Treated as a Public Health Issue (Sacramento News & Review): This editorial and many like it are popping up around the country lately, as more people begin to realize the need to frame and treat violence as a public health issue.

U.S. Health Disparities a Growing Concern (West Hartford News): According to a former US Surgeon General, our zip code affects our health and lifespan more than our genetic code. Can constant exposure to poverty and violence create disease and shorten average lifespan? These speakers insist they can.