Stopping the Violence in Chicago: Lessons for America’s Cities

Like cities around the country, Chicago has been plagued by an epidemic of nearly constant bloodletting. What strategies have been most promising? What insights can we take from the local leaders who are losing friends, students, and community members with horrifying regularity? What do they think it will take for meaningful change to happen?

Festival: 2017

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

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