Surviving Gun Violence
A recent city health report found that the life expectancy of Black Chicagoans was 9 years less than others due to the epidemic of gun violence. We talked with a reporter of The Trace, which started a series examining grief and perserverance in neighborhoods facing violence. The Trace is a non-profit newsroom reporting on gun violence in America.
Lakeidra Chavis, reporter for The Trace in Chicago, a non-profit newsroom on gun violence, and author of the new series Aftershocks about surviving gun violence in Chicago.
NEW: Most stories about violence in Chicago focus on neighborhoods with extreme murder rates.— The Trace (@teamtrace) July 8, 2021
Roseland’s experience of living between losses is much more common — but often overlooked.
From @lakeidrachavis, co-published w/ @BlockClubCHI + @larazachicago: https://t.co/rDIPTsrSoD
Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi
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