About WURD’s Violence Collaborative
WURD Radio, after being awarded an Experimentation Grant from the Lenfest Institute for Journalism in October 2017, embarked on a journey to investigate the growing rate of community violence in Philadelphia. Working in partnership with several media and academic institutions, including: The Philadelphia Media Network, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice, The Village of Arts and Humanities, and individual stakeholders, we created a library of content that explored the impact of violence in the city while soliciting solutions from those most directly affected. Utilizing diverse technology tools like WURD Radio, social media and the mobile App, Anchor, we compiled a collection of user-generated content, on-air and video interviews and community conversations. After more than three months of exploration, WURD Radio has successfully aired, published and aggregated compelling content that informs and engages audiences on the subject of violence.
The mothers of Tamir Rice, Sean Bell, Eric Garner, and Sandra Bland (Samaria Rice, Valerie Bell, Geneva Reed-Veal, and Gwen Carr), join Brother Shomari to […]
“TRANSMIT/TRANSFORM,” was a two-day event celebrating the lives of community members lost to violence in the Fairhill-Hartranft neighborhood of North Philadelphia. Done in partnership with […]
Shavonne Robbins & John Pace, who were both sentenced to life as juveniles, share their story of how they ended up incarcerated and offer solutions […]
For Michael Cogbill, getting engaged in the electoral process is the best way an individual can help to eliminate community violence. Cogbill, a resident of […]
Wake Up With WURD, hosted by Christopher “Flood the Drummer” Norris Audit gun owners quarterly and create a registry. “You have to renew your firearms […]
Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia http://avpphila.org/contact-us/ 2000 Hamilton Street, Suite 204 Philadelphia, PA 19150 Phone: 215-567-6776 Fax: 215-567-6775 Center City Crime Victim Services http://www.cccvs.org/contact 1315 […]