March 30, 2021

The Other Public Health Crisis

Given the recent mass shootings in Atlanta, Colorado and throughout the nation, Maria and Julio unpack the layers of gun violence in this country, from the impact it has on communities of color to its roots causes, including toxic masculinity and white supremacy. They speak with Manisha Sinha, author, historian and the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut, and Gregory Jackson Jr., who is a gun violence survivor and the national advocacy director at the Community Justice Action Fund. ITT Staff Picks: - "Without foundational changes to the way our democracy works, we will not achieve the changes we're working so hard to make a reality on gun violence and many other issues. My work reflects my continued passion to fight for a society that uses the fundamental pillars of democracy to prioritize and protect its citizens," Greg wrote last summer for Blavity. - In 2019, Katherine Reed, a professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, recounted 10 key points for Nieman Reports about how journalists can report on gun violence more compassionately and effectively.  - Rebecca Onion, staff writer at Slate, interviewed Manisha Sinha in 2016 about what gun control advocates can learn from abolitionists. Photo credit: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File  

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