Community-Based Solutions to End Violence

April 6, 2016 in Atlanta, GA  |  #CHPMsummit

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Atlanta Leaders Join Morehouse School of Medicine to Offer Community-Based Solutions to End Violence

ATLANTA, April 4, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) welcomes the Atlanta community to the school's campus to collectively seek sustainable solutions to end violence in local communities on April 6, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The 8th Annual Dr. Daniel S. Blumenthal Public Health Summit will drive the advancement of health equity through a focus on community engagement and mobilizing local communities for actions to prevent crime and violence. The program will include panel sessions to discuss The Inaccurate Perceptions of the Criminality of Black Men and Boys, Local Efforts Aimed to Prevent Community Violence and the day will close out with a Stop the Violence Atlanta Town Hallmore »

Why police can't fix urban America's violent crime problem

Here's the solution we keep overlooking
Last May, newly elected D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser met with city youths to discuss their concerns about policing and urban violence. Bowser insisted that the key to preventing the kind of riots that had raged in Baltimore and Ferguson, Mo. is to listen to young people's grievances and provide them with better opportunities. “They want to share with adults and government officials and the police what they have experienced in their neighborhoods, and it's high time we listen,” she said in a radio interview about the town hall meeting… more »

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