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The Violence Project

Using data from the writers’ groundbreaking research on mass shooters, including first-person accounts from the perpetrators themselves, The Violence Project charts new pathways to prevention and innovative ways to stop the social contagion of violence.

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Kevin Reese

Executive Director of Until We Are All Free, Kevin Reese, talks about his dedication to restorative justice, reimagining the prison system, and the importance of healing from unchecked and generational trauma.

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Jason DeRusha

Emmy award-winning reporter and anchor Jason DeRusha sat down with Chanda to discuss the challenges media faced in the wake of George Floyd's murder and throughout the pandemic.

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Fund for Safe Communities

The Fund for Safe Communities was established in 2018 to support tangible, specific, and meaningful actions to address and prevent violence. Learn more about the fund, our recent micro grants, and our advisory committee.

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Racism and the Economy: Focus on Criminal Justice

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis hosted a virtual event focused on how racism in the criminal justice system impacts the economy. Our Chief Impact Officer, Chanda Smith Baker, was a moderator at the event.

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Giving Compass

In this article, Chanda Smith Baker talks about how Minneapolis became the epicenter of racial reckoning. She lists three core values that she believes we must all embrace in order to close the gaps that divide our communities.

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Barry Friedman

As the Founding Director of NYU’s Policing Project, Barry Friedman is committed to bringing data-driven best practices to policing. Barry and Chanda discuss what a holistic view of public safety would look like and why we need to build in more front-end accountability into our policing system,

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Otis Moss

As a pastor, activist, author, and filmmaker, Dr. Otis Moss III preaches messages of love and justice. Chanda sat down with Otis to talk about his family’s legacy, why our community needs public health – not public safety, and why it’s important to understand the totality of Black history.

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Angela Harrelson and Paris Stevens

Angela Harrelson and Paris Stevens are the aunt and cousin of George Floyd. In this episode, Chanda, Angela, and Paris talk about the global impact of George’s murder and the courage it takes to fight when you’re in pain.

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Conversations with Chanda

Conversations with Chanda unpacks complex topics that matter. Our past guests have experienced wrongful incarceration, lived through the murder of loved ones at the hands of police, and are striving to reform the criminal justice system. We invite you to listen to these real-life perspectives, expand your own knowledge, and become part of the movement for change.

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