ABOUT THE URGENCY
Over 42% of gun violence victims in St.
Louis were under the age of 25. Since 1990,nearly 600 kids have been killed in St. Louiswhich is 10x the national rate.
The majority of non-fatal shootings (80%)and gun homicides (70%) occurred in public spaces: thus impacting whole neighborhoods. (Diagnostic Analysis for theCity of St. Louis) .
EPIDEMIOLOGY OF HOW TO CURE
PREVENT FUTURE SPREAD
CHANGE GROUP NORMS
the CURE VIOLENCE
MISSION - VISION - VALUES
BELIEF - Ascribe to the mission and goals of Cure Violence
COURAGE - Be willing to facilitate/have difficult conversations to understand different perspectives on an issue
EQUITY - Actively address power imbalances in a group. Create space for every voice to be heard and considered
FLEXIBILITY - Be willing to consider new information
INTEGRITY - Have the ability to set aside personal opinions/preferences to represent the collective decisions of the streering committee