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Talks | Firsthand: Gun Violence


5 expert talks providing context around the topic of gun violence in Chicago

Explore these powerful Talks, each with a big idea for addressing the gun violence problem in Chicago. From different perspectives, a community activist, a grieving mother, a cop, a policymaker, and a professor express their personal stories and offer one solution.

Eddie Bocanegra
Creating Space Between Impulse and Action

Eddie Bocanegra explains the effectiveness of dealing with the trauma of gun violence through cognitive behavioral therapy and collaboration.

Lisa Daniels
Healing is in Our Stories

Lisa Daniels, who lost a son to gun violence, explains how she was able to forgive the man who killed him.

Sgt Jermaine Harris
Ask Why

Jermaine Harris explores the vital role police officers can play in their communities and how listening can prevent violence from happening in the first place.

Dr. Cristina Pacione-Zayas
And How are the Children

Cristina Pacione-Zayas talks about how toxic stress can adversely affect a child’s development and how community support can be a game changer.

Andrew Papachristos
A Handshake Away

Chicago’s gun violence epidemic is tragic, but not random. Andrew Papachristos explains how the connected nature of cities and science can predict the next likely shooting victim.