Creating Peace in Baltimore through Grassroots Violence Disruption
During a time of heightened anxiety and frustration over gun violence in the US, Baltimore went 12 days without a homicide this February. The streak, the longest since the 2015 uprising that saw a sharp and sustained spike in violence, coincided with the start of a 72-hour community-led effort that kicked off February 2nd.1
What’s is the role of citizens, grassroots organizers, and philanthropy in anti-violence success? What is being done to sow peace, bring closure to suffering loved ones, and celebrate life in our city? How can this work be sustained?
Join us to meet some local leaders working on this issue. We’ll hear about Baltimore Ceasefire from Marylander of the Year, Erricka Bridgeford, and “We Speak Up,” a collaborative effort between Mothers of Murdered Sons and Daughters United, Metro-Crime Stoppers and the local faith community whose goal is fight the anti-snitching culture in Baltimore.
Our speakers will be:
- Erricka Bridgeford, Founder and Co-organizer of Baltimore Ceasefire; and
- Daphne Alston, Founder, and Corneilius Scott, Executive Director, of Mothers of Murdered Sons and Daughters (MOMS)
This program is part of a series of events focused on Violence Reduction and Prevention in Baltimore City and is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members and invited guests only. Lunch will be served.
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