In the midst of such a violent and tumultuous year, hope has been difficult to find. Cure Violence Global and our partners craved a space to recognize the incredible accomplishments within the field of violence prevention and this summer, we honored the courageous people who do this lifesaving work. You can see the event here:
Joined by dozens of violence interrupters, outreach workers, politicians, board members, artists, community members, and supporters, hosts Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine and A.T. Mitchell led us through an evening of celebration. “A World Without Violence” showcased powerful testimony from people on the ground who implement this public health approach to change lives in their communities.
Musical performances from Marcus Alexander, Isaac Bowen, Jack Rome, Aztec Sun, Bigfil, and WK Mangoo, illustrated the challenging nature of this work, while also presenting its joy. Bound by relationships and their will to make a difference, violence interrupters and outreach workers deserve serious recognition and support. Thanks to them and the generous gifts from people who support the movement, thousands of people are averting violent conflict.
Violence interrupters and outreach workers from across the U.S., Latin America, and the Middle East risk their lives to stop the spread of violence in their communities. For many, the impact of violence in their own lives led them to advocate for change and guide others down a healthier path.
Partners across the world told us that CVG’s strategies are making a difference. By interrupting dangerous conflict and in turn connecting people to services that improve their mental, physical, and financial wellbeing, we change the world. We want you to hear these powerful stories.
In addition to our “on-the-ground” community members, Dr. Celine Gounder, infectious disease specialist and member of the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 advisory board, and other experts testified to the effectiveness of CVG’s approach in eradicating the disease of violence. Dr Gounder echoed Harvard scholar Khalil Gibran Mohammed, CVG Board member and professor of history, race, and public policy, who articulated that public health is the optimal avenue to address violence.
All of our superheroes communicated the necessity of support for CVG so that the work can continue to touch lives and expand into new communities.
On behalf of the entire Cure Violence network, we would like to express our deepest gratitude for the support we have received thus far. Generous people like you have stepped up to raise over 240,000 dollars for our work in violence prevention and community safety. Please click here if you would like to contribute.