How Some Young People Are Tackling Chicago's Gun Violence

How Some Young People Are Tackling Chicago's Gun Violence
Anti-violence activists, including Paris "Tree" Brown, with the youth-led activist group GoodKids, MadCity, and Camiella Williams, address the media outside of Mt. Sinai Hospital on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Patrick Smith / WBEZ
How Some Young People Are Tackling Chicago's Gun Violence
Anti-violence activists, including Paris "Tree" Brown, with the youth-led activist group GoodKids, MadCity, and Camiella Williams, address the media outside of Mt. Sinai Hospital on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Patrick Smith / WBEZ

How Some Young People Are Tackling Chicago's Gun Violence

In one week, three mass shootings took place in the U.S. At least 34 people dead and 65 wounded during attacks in Gilroy, Calif.; El Paso, Texas; and Dayton, Ohio. 

Meanwhile in Chicago, seven people were killed and 48 were wounded by gunfire over the weekend. In this interview from May, Morning Shift host Jenn White sat down with two youth organizers to discuss how people of all ages are working to tackle gun violence in the city.

GUESTSAntonio Maggitt, youth organizer with GoodKids, MadCity

Meyiya Coleman, youth leader at Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE)

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