Where’s the Love, Philadelphia? Is a multimedia storytelling project that seeks to raise awareness of the gun violence epidemic in Philadelphia by sharing the stories of those affected.
We believe the key to understanding gun violence in Philadelphia lies in the firsthand experiences of its residents. By bringing together different perspectives and providing a space for community members to share their stories, we hope to enrich dialogue and inform action towards solving the problem.
Where’s the Love, Philadelphia? was created in 2014 by students at the University of Pennsylvania as part of a community research project. All of our members contribute to the stories on our site by conducting and transcribing interviews, as well as contributing writing, photography, and research.
Chelsea Alexander-Taylor•Alexander Atienza•Ajibola Bodunrin•Jonnell Burke•Britney Firmin•Chelsea Gardner•Myrabel N'guessan-Gbe•Noa Jett•Mikayla Mitchell•George Porter•Alex Schanne•Jazmyne Smith•Jammil Telfort•Toni Walker•Arianna White•Tia Yang
Founding Members: Daniel Kurland, Wing (Dyana) So, Tia Yang
Past Contributors: Tan Chan, Aida Escobar, Maria Gonzalez-Senac, Janne Hu, Trudel Pare, Dionysia Sotiropoulou, Lamar Thomas
Philadelphia CeaseFire is a deliberate, violence intervention program. It embodies a public health model that strives to stop killings and shootings in targeted hot spots, specifically the 22nd and 39th police district. Philadelphia CeaseFire also dedicates much of its efforts to raising awareness of gun violence issues and rallying local support towards their own communities.
Mothers in Charge began as a peace movement in Philadelphia that is gaining national attention and spreading to other cities. Dorothy Johnson-Speight is sharing her story of grief and pain and how she channeled those feelings into a national movement. The mission of Mothers In Charge is violence prevention, education and intervention for youth, young adults, families and community organizations.
Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia (AVP) is a unique organization helping children and youth resolve conflict nonviolently, while assisting victims and and their families to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of violence. Their mission is to end the cycle of violence in Philadelphia through comprehensive and collaborative programs in local communities.
Please connect with us if you have any questions, comments, or would like to get involved with our work!
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