Almost any night or day, if you combine a Twitter search for #Philly with #RIP or #SMH — for “shaking my head” — you will find users sharing their frustration and grief in response to continuing gun violence.
Please support our effort to promote an alternative hashtag: #phillypeaceplan.
Let’s crowdsource solutions to the epidemic of homicide by gunfire by sending @-replies to those using less hopeful hashtags, and ask them to share their ideas on how to end the violence while attaching the #phillypeaceplan tag to keep the conversation moving forward.
At the same time, please use #phillypeaceplan share your ideas and links to reports of promising efforts already underway in Philadelphia and other cities.
At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we will monitor use of the #phillypeaceplan hashtag on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Flickr and Instagram, and then compile and republish results from time to time.
We have asked you to use the hashtag before. Now, we are asking you to engage our neighbors and redirect the discussions from frustration to solutions. We will do the same.
To learn more, go to guncrisis.org/phillypeaceplan
Lets us know what you discover — and how we can help.