Stories about kids, guns and how to stop the violence. Precious Lives, created by 371 Productions, is a 2-year, 100-part weekly radio series about gun violence and young people in the Milwaukee area. The series applies a public health lens to each story to help listeners understand the full scope of the problem: who are the victims and the shooters; how are the weapons obtained; and what can we change about the environment that contributes to violence in Milwaukee?
#021 Precious Lives: What Makes People Prioritize Gun Violence Reduction?
What does it take for people that don’t necessarily have the lived experience of gun violence to prioritize gun violence reduction?
This question was posed to State Assembly Representative Jonathan Brostoff and Milwaukee Alderman Ashanti Hamilton. They both grew up on the east side of Milwaukee. And, each had completely different experiences.
Alderman Hamilton and the city complied a list of resources and organizations working to reduce violence, you can find out more at PreciousLivesProject.org.