Mayors group honors Philadelphia for reducing shootings with GunStat program

On Friday, the Philadelphia Managing Director‘s office distributed this video highlighting the city’s GunStat program, and describing how it “uses crime statistics to identify and monitor repeat offenders, better allocate resources and increase collaboration between city departments.” Last week in Las Vegas, the US Conference of Mayors recognized Philadelphia with one of their City Livability Awards…

Visiting photojournalist Nidaa Husain examines impact of gun violence in Philadelphia: Join us for the exhibit

For the past few weeks, South African photojournalist Nidaa Husain has been spending time with some of Philadelphia’s leading gun violence reduction groups, meeting survivors and those bereaved, and working together to share their stories in photographs. Husain, 24, of Johannesburg, is visiting on a fellowship from Temple University’s School of Media and Communication, and…

Quiet night follows ‘A Game of Peace’

At Saturday’s basketball tournament — organized at the Martin Luther King Recreation Center by Philadelphia Ceasefire — about 100 people cheered on four teams wearing colorful “A Game of Peace” tee shirts while others cooked hot dogs, kept the music playing, pianted children’s faces and led other activities.

NBC10 checks in on the Gun Crisis Reporting Project

Last week, NBC10’s Nefertiti Jaquez spent an evening with the Gun Crisis Reporting Project to look into our efforts to stop gun violence in Philadelphia. View the video report, following an embedded commercial: View the report at nbcphiladelphia.com: Philadelphia Group Takes Aim At Gun Violence We won’t celebrate before we can point to sustained reductions in gun…