How Two Groups Are Combating Gun Violence Against Children In Chicago

“What you can do to help is go and meet your neighbors,” Tamar Manasseh said. “It goes a long way. Community goes a long way in this city.”

MASK Founder On Deaths Of Two Activists And Mothers: ‘People Are Tired Of Being Afraid’
Tamar Manasseh, founder of Mothers Against Senseless Killings, on the corner of 75th and Stewart in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood in the summer of 2016. Two of the group's activists were shot dead on that block on Friday, July 26, 2019. Andrew Gill / WBEZ
MASK Founder On Deaths Of Two Activists And Mothers: ‘People Are Tired Of Being Afraid’
Tamar Manasseh, founder of Mothers Against Senseless Killings, on the corner of 75th and Stewart in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood in the summer of 2016. Two of the group's activists were shot dead on that block on Friday, July 26, 2019. Andrew Gill / WBEZ

How Two Groups Are Combating Gun Violence Against Children In Chicago

“What you can do to help is go and meet your neighbors,” Tamar Manasseh said. “It goes a long way. Community goes a long way in this city.”

So far this year in Chicago, 147 kids have been shot and more than 20 have been killed, according to the latest data from the Chicago Police Department.

Reset talks to two organizations about the impact of gun violence on children and families in Chicago and solutions to the ongoing issue.

GUESTS: Taal Hasak-Lowy, executive director of Friends of the Children Chicago

Tamar Manasseh, founder of Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings (MASK)