Today, Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice and White House Public Engagement Director and Senior Advisor Cedric Richmond hosted a virtual discussion with a wide cross-section of youth advocates for community violence prevention. Participants shared their perspectives around the intersectionality of gun violence, how to craft successful community-based violence interventions, and the importance of survivor-led and victim-centered policymaking in the community violence prevention space.

Ambassador Rice and Senior Advisor Richmond expressed gratitude for the participants’ central role in elevating the issue of gun violence as a public health crisis and ensuring that youth, in particular Black and Brown young people, are at the tables where the violence prevention policies impacting their communities are created. They underscored President Biden’s commitment to taking action to make our communities safer and to ensure that equity drives our policymaking across the federal government.   

Participants in today’s meeting included:

  • Alycia Moaton, GoodKids MadCity
  • Brent Cohen, Generation Progress
  • Daud Mumin, March for Our Lives
  • Jamira Burley
  • Jordan Gomes, Jr., Newtown Action Alliance
  • Kina Collins, Gun Violence Prevention Education Center and IL Council Against Handgun Violence
  • Lamar Johnson, BRAVE, St. Sabina Church
  • Luis Hernandez, Youth Over Guns
  • Max Markham, March for Our Lives
  • Maxwell Frost, March for Our Lives
  • Riley Burns, Jr. Newtown Action Alliance
  • Ronnie Mosely
  • Tabitha Escalante, March for Our Lives
  • Tatiana Washington, March for Our Lives

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