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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 [...]

2024-02-29T11:13:05-05:00February 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|Events, Gun Violence, News, 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|Events, Gun Violence, News|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 [...]

2023-06-09T12:26:15-04:00June 9th, 2023|Events, Gun Violence, Police Brutality|0 Comments

Mothers Who Lost Children to Violence Speak Out: a Panel Discussion with Gwen Carr, Wanda Cooper, and More

Over Mother's Day weekend, we had the opportunity to listen to the voices of women who have experienced the heartbreaking loss of their children due to systemic violence. It was a time to honor and celebrate the lives of their beloved children while also learning about the courageous fight these women are undertaking to seek justice on their behalf. Panelist: Gwen [...]

2023-06-08T18:22:37-04:00June 8th, 2023|Events, Gun Violence, Police Brutality|0 Comments

Ajike “AJ” Owens- Black Mother of Four Fatally Shot by White Neighbor in Florida: Community Demands Justice

A tragic incident unfolded in Florida where Ajike "AJ" Owens, a Black mother of four, lost her life due to a fatal shooting. The incident occurred following a dispute with her white neighbor, who allegedly subjected her children to racial slurs. This heartbreaking event has raised concerns and calls for justice within the community. According to local officials, a disagreement had [...]

2023-06-06T16:24:29-04:00June 6th, 2023|Gun Violence, News|0 Comments
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