Philadelphia CeaseFire hosting “A Game of Peace Basketball Tournament” Wednesday night in North Philadelphia

Above: Players compete in Philadelphia CeaseFire’s “A Game of Peace Basketball Tournament” last year. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Jim MacMillan.

The next Philadelphia CeaseFire “A Game of Peace” tournament is almost here:

Wednesday, October 8th, from 6-9 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Recreation Center, at 2101 Cecil B. Moore Avenue in North Philadelphia.

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Tonight in Rhawnhurst: Prayer vigil to end gun violence

A prayer vigil to end gun violence is scheduled for tonight in the Rhawnhurst section of Northeast Philadelphia. The event will also open the latest installation of the Memorial to the Lost, a public display which includes one tee shirt remembering each of the 201 citizens of Philadelphia killed by gun violence during 2013. Click the headline to get more information.

This week: Communities coming out to stop the violence

Even with three four and five people shot in recent Philadelphia incidents, including a three-year-old girl who was fatally wounded in Grays Ferry, and the deaths of three more children after a gunpoint carjacking in North Philadelphia, we can’t find much local media reporting in advance of tonight’s National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime.”

But the community isn’t waiting to take action. Click the headline to see how you can get involved.

You can make a difference

Philadelphia has suffered the highest rate of homicide per capita among America’s largest cities for many years. In 2013, more than 80 percent of the people killed in our city were shot to death.

The Gun Crisis Reporting Project is designed to illuminate the epidemic of homicide by gunfire in Philadelphia — and to present solutions.

But we need your help.

Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to support the Gun Crisis Reporting Project right now. Help us lead the way to ending the cycle of gun violence in Philadelphia.  

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