We prevent gun violence with education and opportunity.
A strong understanding of the abnormal challenges facing at-risk youth is important for building empathy, forming strong relationships, and understanding the sometimes inscrutable behavior of a violent lifestyle.
We ALL have a trigger finger, but, few have faced every unimaginable hardship and systematic challenge
that leads to using it. We have to learn to care about children who hear the sound of guns more than affirmation
as gun violence exposure has lasting impacts on health and well-being if left dismissed and untreated.
The state of gun violence has been gradual and present for four decades in our nation’s capital. Watch the Founder of The T.R.I.G.G.E.R. Project, Tia Bell, speak on the local and National public health crisis of youth violence and interpersonal gun violence. Full program here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=484475902794709&ref=watch_permalink
The True Reasons I Grabbed the Gun Project Evolved from Risks Project approaches the infectious disease of gun violence from a prevention/public health approach.
Through risk reduction, the spread of victimization/perpetration of gun violence is disrupted and truly address basic level human rights. We aim to the preserve precious life of Black and brown communities most impacted and end interpersonal gun violence. Like COVID-19, gun violence is a disease spreading through behavior (versus bacteria).
Thankful for the Ward 8 Public Safety platform and co-star Leonard Smith, Co-Chair of The TRIGGER Community Advisory Board.
San Francisco’s 49ers Safety and SuperBowl XLIX Champion Tavon Wilson, Sr., #32 is a native Washingtonian, gun violence survivor, and believer in the TRIGGER way of gun violence prevention. For the 2021 NFL My Clause, My Cleats campaign he chose to highlight our organization by having tailor made cleats made in our honor.
We joined some of DC's brave peacemakers in Peace For DC's first video as they describe in their own words what's needed to solve the gun violence crisis and bring about #Peace4DC. Let's make sure all of DC's peacemakers have the funding, training, resources and capacity they need to succeed. Philanthropy can work together and collaboratively invest in DC's brave peacemakers. Join us and be a champion for peace: https://www.peacefordc.org/news
With gun violence surging and COVID-19 cases spiking, the government thinks the easy solution is to lock us up and throw away the key. Time and time again history has showed us that gun violence is usually the result of a variety of environmental factors. Currently, our community leaders are working hard to find the root cause of gun violence as well as how to heal in the aftermath when a shooting occurs. As part five of our six episode series covering gun violence in America, Tamika and Mysonne speak with community leaders Shanduke McPhatter and Tia Bell. Our hosts engage an open discussion on how we can learn to heal from our wounds while looking towards the future to better protect younger generations from the plague of gun-violence. Tune into this week’s episode to learn how you can make steps in your own communities to help us end gun-violence. Season 4 Episode 11: https://www.iwoman.tv/
Jim Burch of the National Police Foundation and Tia Bell of The T.R.I.G.G.E.R Project join the show to discuss ways to address gun violence in the United States. Full clip here: https://www.fox5dc.com/video/948935
A virtual panel of community experts and health professionals joined forces under the American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine (AFFIRM) organization's leadership to reframe the discussion on Washington, D.C.'s public health approach to ending gun violence. See ABC7's coverage, here.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Interpersonal Violence Awareness Month. The intersectionality of domestic violence and gun violence meets in the hearts and lack of Black communities. Watch "Shatter the Silence" panelists paint the picture of how violence impedes the life of victims and abusers involved.
September is Suicide Prevention Month, and suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people in America. We don’t talk enough about youth suicide, and, when we do, we often don’t acknowledge the intersectional identities that uniquely affect Black, LGBTQ, and indigenous youth.
Watch Founder, Tia Bell, dialogue with Brady United and experts about ending family fire.
Our nation's capital is witnessing a surge in gun violence, police violence, and hopelessness. Our Founder, Tia Bell, added her grace and grit to the necessary conversation of reimagining public safety for the most deadly Ward of the city
Honoring Gun Violence Awareness Month - June 2020, The T.R.I.G.G.E.R. Project virtually galvanized local and national
youth organizers with intention of bridging leadership, connection and fellowship.
WJLA - ABC 7 featured Founder, Tia Bell and youth RaMal R., and Haniyah R. to discuss National Gun Violence Awareness Day and T.R.I.G.G.E.R. Bingo.
The purpose of #GirlTalkkkkDC is to support all girls in their journeys in self-worth and well-being!
#VoicesOfGunViolence brings forth the voice and vantage point of the people closet to the every act of violence. The T.R.I.G.G.E.R. Project, inspired by true stories, will give the audience an inside view of the many lives grappling gun violence daily by characterizing the immeasurable pain and adversity that leads to using gun violence.
Your generous support and contributions will enable us to launch the project in voicing root causes of gun violence. We aim to reduce homicides by 50%.
Stop ONE shooting, save TWO lives.