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Real Talk Tho: The Bay Area Reduced Murders, Can Baltimore?

  • Ida B's Table 235 Holliday Street Baltimore, MD, 21202 United States (map)

The San Francisco Bay Area is fighting gun violence and winning. Why did gun deaths drop in the Bay Area, and are there lessons for Baltimore?

Tougher gun laws, criminal justice reform, and well-funded violence reduction programs are being credited with a significant drop in shootings in the Bay Area. Could it work in Baltimore? And what impact is rising gentrification and inequality having on violence?

That's the question we The Real News Network will examine in their 7th Real Talk Tho newsroom in the community series; are there other solutions to the city's stubbornly high homicide rate that might work here?

They will be joined by people who have worked with similar initiatives like Safe Streets in Baltimore, and also hear from activists in San Francisco.

Panelists: Alex Long, Violence Interrupter, Safe Streets
Additional panelist to be announced

Real Talk Tho takes place every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at Ida B's Table.

Doors open at 6:00PM
The program starts at 7:00PM
Real Talk Tho is made possible in part through the support of the Bertha Foundation.

Earlier Event: June 15
Musical Guests
Later Event: June 19
$5 Happy Hour