In order to address gun violence, we must talk about how gun violence impacts the communities that fall victim to it. With support from OSI-Baltimore, the No Boundaries Coalition is conducting a listening campaign with 21217 residents and community stakeholders to identify a community-centered understanding of gun violence in Baltimore. The “Creating a New Narrative” campaign has three phases toward the goal of creating a community-centered narrative around gun violence.
- During phase one, No Boundaries enlisted ten residents from the 21217 area who produced an in-depth, 29-question survey that will help identify the current narrative around gun violence in Baltimore.
- Phase two, happening now, includes the collection of at least 500 surveys from Baltimore residents. Each completed survey will be entered into a weekly raffle for a chance to win $250. To enter the raffle, residents will complete the “Creating a New Narrative” Survey and create an Instagram or Facebook post with a photo or short video and a caption that encourages others to complete the survey. Tag @noboundaries21217 and @21217Blockcaptains on Instagram or No Boundaries Coalition on Facebook. (Visit here for official rules).
- During Phase three, No Boundaries, OSI, and community partners will host a series of community conversations where candidates, current elected officials, and residents identify new narratives around gun violence in Baltimore City.
Community members are welcome to join the work group meetings for this campaign, held virtually via Zoom every third Tuesday at 6 p.m. The next two meetings will be July 20 and August 17. Contact Eean Logan, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.