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From the mayor’s office to the police chief’s desk, the surging homicide rate in the District has prompted hard questions and finger pointing over why violence is spiking. But in the neighborhoods hit hardest, community leaders are mobilizing to address what’s fueling the bloodshed. Using conflict resolution, skill-building exercises and even the arts, activists long familiar with D.C.’s deadly crime cycles are working with low-income teens to prevent future violence. We find out what’s being done inside churches, community spaces, theaters and on city streets to stem the homicidal cycle, and learn more about why violence still plagues D.C.’s neighborhoods.
- Tyrone Parker Executive Director, Alliance of Concerned Men
- David Bowers Co-founder, No Murders DC
- Daniel Bradley Co-founder and CEO, Dreams Work
- Curtis "C-Webb" Mozie Community Activist and Videographer; Author, "Beyond the Yellow Tape: Life and Death on the Streets of D.C."
Behind The Statistics: A Lens On Lost Lives
Making Sense Of D.C.’s Uptick In Violence
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