Friday News Roundup: From to the Village Voice, Cure Violence Made Headlines This Week

Gary Slutkin: Let’s Treat Violence Like a Contagious Disease (Morning Post Exchange): Many thanks to all the bloggers and websites that have reposted our founder Gary Slutkin’s TEDMED talk. This week, it appeared on blogs in Japan, the Netherlands, Croatia, Belgium and the US!

Community Links Brings Troubled Young People Out of Their Shells (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)Kudos to our partners Save Our Streets Crown Heights for their participation in Community Links’ monthly open houses, as a resource to prevent 18-to-25-year-old New Yorkers from becoming alienated and isolated.

Best of NY Awards (The Village Voice): A huge congrats to Cure Violence partner Man Up! Inc. which was awarded the paper’s Best Accomplishment by a Nonprofit category, for its work interrupting violence in East New York.

Exploring the Link Between Guns and Violence, Part 2: Policy Action on the Ground (Minority Health Roundtable): Join us Tuesday, October 29 for a webinar, to hear Cure Violence founder Gary Slutkin and other panelists explore the link between guns and violence, explore why violence should be viewed as a pandemic, and discuss the problem solving approaches that such framing provides.

Our Opinion: W-B Shootings: What’s Your Strategy For Staying Safe  ( In the wake of 10 deadly shootings in Wilkes-Barre so far this year, this opinion piece urges citizens to work together to prevent violence. We are glad to be included as a resource.

Preventing Youth Violence (University of Minnesota blog): A University of Minnesota pediatrician and nationally recognized expert on youth violence released a new study this week detailing the health impacts of an all too common form of violence–bullying–on individuals, families and communities.

Required Reading: The Stories of Violence Interrupters (Cure Violence blog): Many of our readers are aware that we launched a storytelling partnership with Groupon earlier this year to bring you program success stories from our community partners in Chicago and beyond. We’ve amassed nearly a dozen more stories in our storybank—these compelling accounts are well worth a read.