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Fresh Energy: A Midwest Climate Advocacy Leader
Minnesota-based Fresh Energy has been a leader in climate advocacy for more than 30 years, playing a significant role in what it calls “speeding Minnesota and the Midwest’s transition to a clean energy economy.”
They Got NEXT — Chicago Sinfonietta Celebrates 35 Years
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chicago Sinfonietta, like so many organizations, was forced to reimagine itself, pivoting programming and performances to a fully virtual space.
Congo Square Play Promotes Healing, Catharsis in Chicago
Congo Square Theatre is an ensemble dedicated to producing transformative work rooted in the African Diaspora. For 20 years it has committed to telling stories by and for Black people.
Congo Square Theatre Company
Broader gun restrictions lead to fewer intimate partner homicides
State laws that restrict gun ownership among domestic abusers and others with violent histories appear to significantly reduce intimate partner homicides, indicates a groundbreaking national study led by a Michigan State University researcher.
2017 Gun Trace Report
A better understanding of how dangerous people obtain their guns will help policy makers, advocates, law enforcement and the public improve our collective understanding of the problem of gun violence in America and solutions that can prevent it.
Gun Violence Prevention Research: Summer 2017 Newsletter
As the nation responds to incidents of hate such as the August 12 events in Charlottesville, we see how firearms carried openly are used to intimidate communities and limit the effectiveness of law enforcement.
Formal firearm training among adults in the USA: results of a national survey
There are an estimated 55 million gun owners in the U.S., owning 265 million guns. Yet there has been little research on firearms training available to and received by gun owners.
Whose guns are stolen? Circumstances that lead to gun theft
The first reported study of victims of gun theft identifies the circumstances most likely to lead to guns being stolen from gun owners in the United States.
Selling a gun to a stranger without a background check: acceptable behavior?
Many researchers have asked Americans whether they favor requiring universal background checks for firearm purchases.
U.S. opinion on carrying firearms in public places
Most Americans, including gun owners, support limits on gun possession in public places — particularly those places where alcohol may be served.
Gun Violence Prevention Research: Spring Newsletter
We are excited to launch an important new initiative of the Joyce Foundation’s Gun Violence Prevention program, one we hope you will find informative and useful.
Impact of Connecticut’s Risk-based Civil Gun Removal Law on Suicides
A Duke University study concludes that a Connecticut law allowing police to temporarily remove guns from individuals at risk of harming themselves or others has reduced gun suicides.
Reducing Crime in American Cities: An Opportunity to Lead
Law enforcement leaders recommend more money for the ATF, stricter gun laws, and sharper focus on the "alarming recent trend of increasing homicides and shootings" in major U.S. cities.
America Under Fire: An Analysis of Gun Violence in the United States and the Link to Weak Gun Laws
This report provides a state ranking across key indicators of gun violence, then uses these rankings to calculate an overall Gun Violence Index score for each state.