KQED's Forum: Living With Gun Violence

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December 21, 2012

The entire nation has been shaken by the brutal killings of 20 children and six adults from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Less discussed has been the pervasive gun violence in some urban communities. Last year in Oakland, nearly 150 kids under the age of 18 were victims of shootings. Six were killed. We discuss the effects of gun violence on a community. How does it impact children and their families, and what can be done to help?

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  1. Mieko Scott says:

    It saddens me that so many innocent children and youth are victims of senseless violence. One thing I think we can do to help with this crisis is beginning to have open dialogue with all children, regardless of age. Many times we do not open up lines of communication with children, however these same children are experiencing turmoil continuously. By opening up this dialogue we can begin to see what they feel it will take to heal and change todays society.

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