The effect of gun violence is felt by more than the victims. In their own words, hear from the mothers that raise them to a doctor that fights to save them and how their lives are changed forever.
The SAFE Act helps identify areas that experience high levels of crime and
gun violence to create SAFE Zones for improved neighborhood safety.
A walk-through exhibit showcasing a week-by-week visualization of Chicago's gun violence on one street.
We are showing all of Chicago how dangerous the gun problem is and asking people to take action.
Support the SAFE Act petition and encourage their legislators to advocate for this into law.
The SAFE Act recognizes violence as a public health crisis requiring an extraordinary response, allowing government and communities to partner to identify and build on assets leading to investment in jobs, housing, employment training, childcare, and other necessary services.
Lasers are used by forensic scientists to track the path of bullets at crime scenes for use in courtrooms. We borrowed from that technique to create this exhibit in which each laser line represents a victim from a single week of gun violence.
The Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence (ICHV) is the oldest and largest statewide organization in the U.S. working to prevent the devastation caused by firearms. Founded in 1975 by four suburban Chicago women concerned about the tragic consequences of handgun proliferation and availability, ICHV works on a variety of fronts to educate, raise public awareness, and build coalitions to enact change in laws and behavior. For 40 years, ICHV has been a leader among state gun violence prevention groups.