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Urban Gun Violence: Self-Help Organizations as Healing Sites, Catalysts for Change, and Collaborative Partners

Melvin Delgado

Abstract

Gun violence is a national threat and no more so than in the nation’s urban communities, particularly taking its toll on people of color. Self-help organizations focused on gun violence are vehicles for the dead to speak to us and let us not forget that they once lived among us. These voices are captured and amplified through these organizations—their family becomes our family. The headlines their deaths created are not allowed to be relegated to history and continue to live, giving meaning to a profound social justice cause. This book honors those who have died and continues to give voice to ... More

Keywords: urban, gun violence, self-help, people of color, social justice, forgiveness, survivors

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197515518
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197515518.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melvin Delgado, author
Professor of Social Work, Boston University