Gun Violence

Live Free Virtual Event: June 13th – Phil Agnew, Uncle Bobby and Mike Brown Sr. to speak on Gun Violence

Live Free Family Check-in: Father’s Day Edition! Date: June 13th Time: [4PM PST/ 7PM EST] On ZOOM | Register Now! This special edition is dedicated to honoring fathers who have been affected by gun violence and incarceration, in recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Month. We're honored to have powerful voices and change-makers joining us: Phil Agnew - Activist and [...]

2024-06-10T09:53:48-04:00June 10th, 2024|Gun Violence, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention’s Briefing on the President’s FY 2025 Budget

We are excited to invite you to the White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention’s Briefing to discuss the contents of President Biden’s FY 2025 budget as it relates to gun violence and community safety. We hope to widely share the resources highlighted at this event with leaders in the gun violence prevention space. This briefing will be open to any [...]

2024-04-22T10:12:58-04:00March 12th, 2024|Gun Violence, News|0 Comments

Live Free Celebrates a Proud Moment for Violence Intervention at the White House!

Live Free helped to design the University of Chicago’s new Community Violence Intervention Leadership Academy (CVILA). This groundbreaking leadership program was created in order to train the next generation of community violence intervention (CVI) leaders throughout the country.  Through this innovative, 6-month certificate program, participants receive comprehensive training and mentorship to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively lead violence [...]

2024-04-22T10:13:58-04:00February 29th, 2024|Gun Violence, News|0 Comments

Golden State Warriors’ Head Coach Steve Kerr Joins Board of National Gun Violence Prevention and Reduction Organization

MEDIA CONTACTS:  Janet A. Dickerson, Human Impact Solutions  janet@humanimpactsolutions.com  Kimberly Veale, Golden State Warriors  KVeale@warriors.com  GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS’ HEAD COACH STEVE KERR JOINS BOARD OF NATIONAL GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND REDUCTION ORGANIZATION  Live Free USA and Coach Kerr Unite to Advance the Vision of a  Nation Free From Gun Violence and Social Injustice  For Immediate Release  November 16, 2023 – Oakland, [...]

2023-11-16T11:41:45-05:00November 15th, 2023|Gun Violence, News|0 Comments

Orlando Gun violence declining in sync with new CVI program

Orlando Gun violence declining in sync with new CVI program, OPD data show People involved in urban gun violence often live in communities defined by decades of disinvestment and isolation from state institutions, social services and education that could help them succeed. They're also often struggling with trauma, says Live Free USA’s Antonio Cediel, who helps communities like Orlando launch gun violence [...]

2023-12-12T17:10:46-05:00November 15th, 2023|Case Study, Gun Violence|0 Comments

Live Free Statement on the Jacksonville Shooting

LIVE FREE USA joins in prayer for the families and loved ones of Angela Michelle Carr, Anolt “AJ” Laguerre Jr., and Jerrald De’Shaun Gallion, and stands with our comrades and the entire city and community of Jacksonville as they reel from the shock and devastation of this weekend’s mass shooting by a racist White supremacist vigilante. We applaud the leadership of [...]

2023-08-28T15:26:27-04:00August 28th, 2023|Gun Violence, News, Racism|0 Comments

Firearm Mortality by State

Firearm mortality statistics in the United States reveal significant concerns regarding the impact of firearms on public health and safety. As of 2019, firearms were involved in approximately 37% of all homicides, making them a prominent factor in violent deaths. Additionally, around 51% of suicides were carried out using firearms, highlighting the urgent need to address the association between firearm availability [...]

2023-07-25T12:52:03-04:00July 25th, 2023|Gun Violence, News, Past Events, Reports|0 Comments

Levi’s and Giants Team Up with Live Free for Gun Violence Awareness

Annually, the San Francisco Giants and Levi's® join forces through the Community Advocate program to showcase and bolster nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area. In line with our ongoing commitment, this year's campaign focuses on supporting initiatives dedicated to preventing gun violence within our communities. Together, we strive to make a meaningful impact and foster safer environments for all. Live Free [...]

2023-06-23T18:27:20-04:00June 23rd, 2023|Gun Violence, News, Past Events|0 Comments

Live Free Calls for Action After Tragic Shooting in Stl: Urgent Need for Common-sense Gun Laws and Mental Health Support

"Live Free mourns with our STL community members and families who were impacted by another act of gun violence yesterday. We remain undeterred in calling for full funding for community safety programs, common sense gun laws and signature investments into youth and family mental health and healing initiatives." - Pastor Mike Mcbride --------------------------------------------- We are devastated to learn about the senseless [...]

2023-06-20T16:03:31-04:00June 20th, 2023|Gun Violence, News, Public Safety|0 Comments

Join Live Free USA, Google, and Love Not Blood for ‘A Father’s Heart’: Part Two of the ‘Archaeology of Silence’ Speaker Series at De Young Museum in San Francisco

Join LIVE FREE USA and Co-Presenters Google and the Love Not Blood Campaign on Saturday, June 17th at 12:00 p.m. PST for part two of our ongoing “Archaeology of Silence” Speaker series.  Held at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, this second installment, “A Father’s Heart,” will bring together Black men who have lost their children to state violence and [...]

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