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Governors State University Responds: The Violence Epidemic
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Preventing Gun Violence: A Conversation with Mayor Emanuel and Rep. Thompson

Preventing Gun Violence: A Conversation with Mayor Emanuel and Rep. Thompson | GSU: Call to Action | Scoop.it
The Center for American Progress Action Fund invites you to join us for a conversation with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) on the legislation and policies needed to reduce and prevent gun violence.
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Ride The Gun Mania With These 6 Stocks - Seeking Alpha

Ride The Gun Mania With These 6 Stocks - Seeking Alpha | GSU: Call to Action | Scoop.it
Ride The Gun Mania With These 6 Stocks
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What we can expect is a resurgence of the media discussing gun control, social media debating it, and a general heating up of the debate.
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Gun Violence in U.S. Cities Compared to the Deadliest Nations in the World

Gun Violence in U.S. Cities Compared to the Deadliest Nations in the World | GSU: Call to Action | Scoop.it
New Orleans is like Honduras, Detroit is similar to El Salvador. (Gun Violence in U.S.
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EAPN Portugal involved in 3 projects on: breaking patterns of poverty, informal economy and violence - EAPN

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National project on informal economy
Violence in Transit Project (EAPN Network: EAPN Portugal involved in 3 projects on: breaking patterns of poverty, inform...
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This Week in Poverty: Citizen Obama and the Anti-Poverty/Pro-Prosperity People | The Nation

This Week in Poverty: Citizen Obama and the Anti-Poverty/Pro-Prosperity People | The Nation | GSU: Call to Action | Scoop.it
President Obama laid out the right vision—what will the anti-poverty movement do to help get us there?
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See what gun laws do in Chicago!

See what gun laws do in Chicago! | GSU: Call to Action | Scoop.it
A Free Press For A Free People Since 1997 (RT @worldnetdaily: See what gun laws do in #Chicago!
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New Year resolutions: Protect children from violence, poverty

New Year resolutions: Protect children from violence, poverty | GSU: Call to Action | Scoop.it
Let's resolve not to make this another year of platitudes and remembering the dream but make this a year of action to end child poverty and violence as Dr. King called for. Dr. King said: “The Declaration of Independence ...
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Gun violence among young people plaguing Chicago | WGN-TV

Gun violence among young people plaguing Chicago | WGN-TV | GSU: Call to Action | Scoop.it
The nation and the world were horrified, almost a month ago, when 20 school children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. were slaughtered. What twisted, diabolical motivations drove Adam ...
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A ‘Newtown’ every two weeks: Will Obama’s gun control proposals curb the epidemic of gun violence in Chicago?

A ‘Newtown’ every two weeks: Will Obama’s gun control proposals curb the epidemic of gun violence in Chicago? | GSU: Call to Action | Scoop.it
For the United States, not even one death from gun violence is acceptable. That’s the moral standard to which we need to hold one another. (RT @TheInterrupters: Can Biden plan stem epidemic of gun violence in Chicago?
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Obama authorizes federal research on gun violence | Inside Higher Ed

Obama authorizes federal research on gun violence | Inside Higher Ed | GSU: Call to Action | Scoop.it
Wait, there was a ban on studying the impact of gun violence!? http://t.co/5kN3lEIx Embarrassed I didn't even know about this
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Chicago Youth Boxing Club uses sport to teach values, stop violence

Chicago Youth Boxing Club uses sport to teach values, stop violence | GSU: Call to Action | Scoop.it
The Chicago Youth Boxing Club is a non-profit youth development group that uses boxing teach values, including discipline and respect. Organizers say it's one of their best weapons in the war against violence.
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Shyne Urges President Obama To “Do Something” About Gun Violence In Chicago

Shyne Urges President Obama To “Do Something” About Gun Violence In Chicago | GSU: Call to Action | Scoop.it
 Shyne is a vocal critic of President Obama and judging by his Twitter page, he has no plans of backing down. Earlier today, the Belizean rapper tweeted the commander in chief demanding that he help to stop the violence in Chicago.
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This weekend, give back to your community and unlock the ...

This weekend, give back to your community and unlock the ... | GSU: Call to Action | Scoop.it
Looking for a way to give back to your community? January 19 is the National Day of Service, and there are thousands of events across the country where you can honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Va. schools used for PBS documentary on gun violence - WTOP

Va. schools used for PBS documentary on gun violence - WTOP | GSU: Call to Action | Scoop.it
Va. schools used for PBS documentary on gun violence
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WASHINGTON - A new PBS documentary examining possible warning signs for school shootings has used two Northern Virginia schools for part of the setting.
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Harassmap harnesses social media to fight for social change | Edmonton Journal

Harassmap harnesses social media to fight for social change | Edmonton Journal | GSU: Call to Action | Scoop.it
http://youtu.be/XZBN267uuwk When American social activist Rebecca T. Chiao moved to Cairo to work for a local not of profit development agency, she was shocked by the degree of sexual harassment Egyptian women encountered on a regular basis.
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A useful means to record hotspots for harrasment. Possible application for crowdsourcing around safety and violence in communities.

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The impact of domestic violence on children | Luke Adams Foundation

The impact of domestic violence on children | Luke Adams Foundation | GSU: Call to Action | Scoop.it
The impact of #domestic #violence on #children: http://t.co/Oo8LyXOx
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Evaluation Documents Reduced Gun Violence in Crown Heights, Brooklyn: Study Measures Impact of the Save Our Streets Prevention Program | Center for Court Innovation

Evaluation Documents Reduced Gun Violence in Crown Heights, Brooklyn: Study Measures Impact of the Save Our Streets Prevention Program | Center for Court Innovation | GSU: Call to Action | Scoop.it
RT ‏@ruby_beth Reduced Gun Violence in Crown Heights:Study Measures Impact of the @SOSCrownHeights Prevention Program http://t.co/VBC56sMP
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Chicagoland Gun Show: No Guns here, this is an educational symposium

Chicagoland Gun Show: No Guns here, this is an educational symposium | GSU: Call to Action | Scoop.it
THIS IS NOT A TYPICAL GUN SHOW, THERE WILL BE NO GUN SELLING OR TRADING AT THE SHOW. IF THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE EXPECTING, DO NOT BUY A TICKET.
 
THIS IS AN EDUCATION SYMPOSIOM.
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Commentary: Poverty a trigger for gun violence | NY Daily Record

While the door remains open to discussing “causes” of violence and solutions to same, it is critical that we revisit the 1,000-pound elephant that has never left the room and threatens to loom larger: the issue of poverty.
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Celebrities Tapped to Stop Gun Violence in Chicago | Poli Chi

Celebrities Tapped to Stop Gun Violence in Chicago | Poli Chi | GSU: Call to Action | Scoop.it
As everyone knows, Chicago had the highest murder rate in the US with over 500 homicides in 2012 alone and almost 15 in the New Year. The city is even being compared to Iraq (the hashtag #Chiraq is taking off on Twitter).
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Emanuel, McCarthy Continue Push For Tougher Gun ... - CBS Chicago

Emanuel, McCarthy Continue Push For Tougher Gun ... - CBS Chicago | GSU: Call to Action | Scoop.it
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy continued the city's full court press on gun violence, showing off a table full of confiscated guns, and trotting out statistics comparing Chicago to New York.
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A connection between video games and real-world violence?

A connection between video games and real-world violence? | GSU: Call to Action | Scoop.it
commentary The Obama administration is asking for another look at the effect of fantasy violence. Let's hope we can tell the difference between what's distasteful and what's dangerous. Read this article by Jim Kerstetter on CNET News.
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Interrupt Violence | The Interrupters Interactive Edition

Interrupt Violence | The Interrupters Interactive Edition | GSU: Call to Action | Scoop.it
The Interrupters presents Interrupt Violence: An interactive exploration into the persistent violence of American cities. (RT @TheInterrupters: We are launching http://t.co/YUVY9zLA very soon.
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Chicago Years Inform Ed. Secretary's Views on Gun Violence

Chicago Years Inform Ed. Secretary's Views on Gun Violence | GSU: Call to Action | Scoop.it
Arne Duncan is among those tasked by the White House to craft proposals in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings.
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Community Journalism Conference - Enabling and Empowering Communities, 16 January 2013

Community Journalism Conference - Enabling and Empowering Communities, 16 January 2013 | GSU: Call to Action | Scoop.it
Cardiff University's Community Journalism Conference will explore the latest thinking, research and hands on experience in the rapidly developing field of hyperlocal and community journalism (RT @sambrook: A day to go until Community Journalism...
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