In 2013, homicides reported in Baltimore rose to 235, up 7.3% from 2012. In the first fifteen days of 2014 another 17 murders were reported. We begin our show with a look at the homicide rate in Baltimore. Our guests will include: Michael Johnson, Executive Director of the Paul Robeson Institute for Social Change; Dawnya Johnson, student leader with the Intersection youth project;Ulysses Cofield, Open Society Institute-Baltimore Fellow and founder of CORE, an after school program in East Baltimore; and Doug Ward, Director of the Division of Public Safety Leadership in the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University.
We begin our show with student leaders from The Intersection, who will talk about the findings of their Gun Violence Listening Campaign, in which students spoke to over 450 members of the Baltimore community about the effects of gun violence on their lives. Joining us are:
Dawnya Johnson, a senior at Seton Keough High School;
Donche Golder, a senior at Bluford Drew Jemison S.T.E.M. Academy;
and Zeke Berzoff-Cohen, Executive Director of The Intersection.
We turn to the broader issue of gun violence with youth from The Intersection. Did you know that 51 youth under the age of 18 have been killed by gun violence in Baltimore over the past five years? Hear the perspectives of our young people on this harsh reality. Joining us are:
Zeke Cohen, Executive Director of The Intersection;
Taikira White, junior at City College;
and Dawnya Johnson, junior at Baltimore Freedom Academy.
Then join the Intersection youth tomorrow, February 27th, for a press conference on this issue, 4:30pm at the Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center located at 1100 E. Fayette Street.
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