Over the last two decades, DCTV’s third floor tenant, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV), has established itself as a leader in the fight against gun violence. NYAGV uses legislative advocacy and education to encourage positive changes in both public opinion and policy. As you can imagine, given all the recent talk surrounding gun safety, they've been very busy over the last few months. We chatted with Leah Gunn Barrett, NYAGV’s Executive Director, to get her...
Every day since the horrific shooting in Aurora, Colorado, there have been news stories about gun policy and gun violence. It's overwhelming to parse through all the information on the many sides of this debate, and not all the information out there is reliable.
One of the ways we try to take in this debate is by studying the statistics from sources we trust, and by paying attention the human cost of gun violence. How does gun violence affect our quality of life as a nation, and how...
Thursday, June 7th Brower Park (Kingston Avenue and Park Place) 5:30 PM
The March will be an opportunity to celebrate the reduction in shootings in the S.O.S. target area in the past two years, from 23 incidents in 2010 to only 12 in 2011, and an opportunity to commit to taking action to make our streets...
High school students in the Parsons Scholars Program at Parsons The New School for Design created this PSA about gun violence for Beyond Bullets in Spring 2012. What if you could rewind time and make a different decision about gun violence?
This anti-gun violence PSA asks teens to pay attention to the choices they make each day, and recognize the significance of even their simplest actions. "What Would You Do" was made by students in the Parsons Scholars college prep program at Parsons The New School of Design during their Spring 2012 partnership with DCTV's Beyond Bullets.
Huge thanks to Stacy Seiler, Anne Gaines, Joseph Rutt and all the amazing students in the Parsons Scholars Program at Parsons The New School for Design for their incredible work this semester. With in-depth research and ingenuity, they made some great curriculum designs! We can't wait to share them with our partners!
On Wednesday, March 28th, New York City Council came to work wearing hoodies in honor of Trayvon Martin. Announced by Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito, this direct action helps show that the City of New York stands behind the family of Trayvon and hopes for justice in this tragic case.
Our hearts go out to Ronald Merritt, our friend and collaborator, who lost his younger brother to gun violence on March 2nd.
Ronald's brother, Darryl Wilt Adams, was an up-and-coming basketball player in South Jamaica, Queens who was finishing his GED so he could take advantage of a SUNY basketball scholarship. He was shot outside of the South Jamaica Houses while on his way home from a birthday party.
On Tuesday, March 13th, a group of high school students in Crown Heights will stay silent for the entire school day, to honor those whose voices have been silenced due to gun violence. This annual Silence the Violence Day takes place at High School for Public Service, and is organized each year by the students in New Yorkers Against Gun Violence's reACTION Program .
A few weeks ago, we met with our newest collaborators at Parsons The New School for Design: The Parsons Scholars. This group of highly motivated, imaginative and talented high school students will be spending this semester designing and packaging a curriculum for Beyond Bullets. So cool!