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We are currently focusing our efforts on gun violence prevention in New York City. In 2010, through a matching grant from the Community Information Challenge of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the New York Community Trust, we worked with a team of young filmmakers/reporters to produce regular videos for beyondbullets.org, and to screen on our mobile movie theatre during our citywide tour.
We continue to work in all five boroughs of New York City, bringing our videos and workshops to high schools and community centers.
Beyond Bullets partnered with Amelia Frank and United Playaz to bring our tour to Banana Kelly High School in Mott Haven, and we continue to work with Gloria Cruz, regional director of The Brady Campaign's Million Mom March, Bronx Chapter. We also work with New Yorkers Against Gun Violence and their Bronx Youth Council, an anti–gun violence group for Bronx teens.
Our tour stopped at Boys & Girls High School, Teachers Prep Academy and Frederick Douglas High School. We continue to work with Crown Heights Community Mediation Center and NYAGV’s reACTION program at High School for Public Service and High School for Enterprise, Business & Technology.
We stopped at A Philip Randolph High School, Mott Hall High School and New Design High School on our 2010 tour, and enabled 40 first-time high school filmmakers to make videos about guns and gun violence in New York City in Summer 2010.
Our fearless host Ronald Merritt, aka Mr. Du U TV, came to us from South Jamaica, Queens. We are proud to support his work, and the work of Erica Ford and her organization, LIFE Camp Inc. . Beyond Bullets will join them for their 2011 Spring and Summer tour.
Beyond Bullets has worked with Make the Road Port Richmond in Staten Island, hosting screenings for the Latin immigrant community in the area. Our screenings with them have been some of the most meaningful since so many of their participants have been victims of bias crimes.