Place-Based Research: Understanding Gun Violence Beyond the News
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About the Event
Traditional journalism's coverage of gun violence has further criminalized Black and Brown communities, historically following the principle "If It Bleeds, It Leads." In Chicago, communities most affected have developed their own ways of reporting on gun violence. Through Facebook Live, Twitter, Snapchat, and word-of-mouth networks, communities create different standards around discussing violence. Now, researchers and police are learning these community-based methods and are attempting to surveil and predictively police communities based on social media.
A group discussion and activity facilitated by Trina Tyler and Maira Khwaja of TM Productions, an organization focused on making political and legal information accessible to black and brown communities. Also featuring, State Senator Robert Peters and journalist Charles Preston.