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 the city’s 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 narratives on our site by conducting and transcribing interviews, as well as contributing other writing, photography, and research.
The Daily Pennsylvanian, "Student-organized photojournalism gallery presents stories of gun violence" feat. our second gallery show (April 2017).
Philadelphia Department of Justice documentary included WTL video footage feat. our partners at Philadelphia CeaseFire (June 2016).
The Daily Pennsylvanian, "Community project showcases experiences with gun violence in Philly" feat. our first gallery show (March 2016).
APIARY Magazine, "Where's the Love Philadelphia?" feat. co-founder Dyana Wing So (July 2015).
Generocity.com, "Stories of Gun Violence-Where is the Love, Philadelphia?" feat. co-founder co-founder Daniel Kurland (March 2014).
Philadelphia CeaseFire is a structured and deliberate violence intervention program and a replication site of the Cure Violence public health model. CeaseFire outreach workers strive 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 advocates for families affected by violence and provides counseling and grief support services for families when a loved one has been murdered. The mission of Mothers In Charge is violence prevention, education and intervention for youth, young adults, families and community organizations. They collaborate with elected officials, community leaders and other community and faith-based organizations on legislation and solutions to support safe neighborhoods and communities for children and families.
Please connect with us if you have any questions, comments, or would like to get involved with our work!
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Chelsea Alexander-Taylor•Alexander Atienza•Ajibola Bodunrin•Jonnell Burke•Britney Firmin•Myrabel N'guessan-Gbe•Noa Jett•George Porter•Jack Renshaw-Lewis•Alex Schanne•Jazmyne Smith•Jammil Telfort•Toni Walker•Tia Yang
Founding Members: Daniel Kurland, Dyana Wing So, Tia Yang
Past Contributors: Tan Chan, Aida Escobar, Chelsea Gardner, Maria Gonzalez-Senac, Tess Kerins, Janne Hu, Mikayla Mitchell, Dionysia Sotiropoulou, Lamar Thomas, Arianna White