Cure Violence’s Syria Project

A civil defense worker carrying a child after airstrikes hit a school housing a number of displaced people, in the western part of the southern Daraa province of Syria, Wednesday, June 14, 2017.
A civil defense worker carrying a child after airstrikes hit a school housing a number of displaced people, in the western part of the southern Daraa province of Syria, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP
A civil defense worker carrying a child after airstrikes hit a school housing a number of displaced people, in the western part of the southern Daraa province of Syria, Wednesday, June 14, 2017.
A civil defense worker carrying a child after airstrikes hit a school housing a number of displaced people, in the western part of the southern Daraa province of Syria, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP

Cure Violence’s Syria Project

Chicago gun violence is an international news story.

Dr. Gary Slutkin concluded years ago that violence is a public health issue. He then came back to his native Chicago to form the group Cure Violence to implement his theory into violence prevention strategies for U.S. cities.

Dr. Slutkin’s project was the subject of the award-winning documentary The Interrupters. Since we last spoke with Slutkin, Cure Violence has expanded globally into numerous countries. The group now has its focus on helping refugees.

Slutkin joins us for an update to discuss Cure Violence’s Syria Project.