Conceived by video artist Lincoln Schatz, Cure Violence is a video portrait of Chicagoans committed to ending gun violence.
Schatz created the work in conjunction with Cure Violence, an Illinois nonprofit dedicated to working with community and government partners to reduce violence. Traveling through the greater Chicago area, including the neighborhoods most plagued by violence, Schatz and his team captured statements from the Cure Violence network of violence interrupters, outreach workers, and community members. Cure Violence is intended to increase awareness, incite social action, and provide a platform for discussion.
Cure Violence grew out of a chance meeting between Lincoln Schatz and Cure Violence Illinois Executive Director Dr. Gary Slutkin at Pop!Tech in Camden, ME.
Support for this project was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and CISCO IBSG.
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