On this edition of Your Call, we speak with Bay Area youth about how they are affected by gun violence in their communities.
Youth and mentors from Youth ALIVE! and United Playaz believe that urban youth have the power to stop the violence plaguing their communities. A recent report found that gun violence is down by 30 percent in the Bay Area. How are these groups training youth to end gun violence and what do they think of media coverage of the most recent mass shootings?
Gregory Hampton, 12th grader at Castlemont High School in East Oakland
Seven Curley, 11th grader at Fremont High School in East Oakland
Anne Marks, executive director of Youth ALIVE!
Rudy Corpuz, Founder and Executive Director of United Playaz
Everytown for Gun Safety: The Impact of Gun Violence on Children and Teens
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Event: Community Conversation: Reflections on Escalating Gun Violence – August 7th, 5-7pm.