Cities United : How Mayors Are Tackling Gun Violence
Launched in 2011, Cities United is a national movement focused on eliminating the violence in American cities related to African American men and boys. The 86 mayors (and counting) participating in Cities United intend to reduce violence by 50%, by the year 2025, in each of their cities. Moreover, they are committed to restoring hope to their communities and building pathways to justice, employment, education, and increased opportunities for residents.
Cities United is a resource that helps Mayors asses their cities for awareness, action, advocacy, and accountability in communities across the country. The organization provides assistance with planning and implementing solutions by sharing best practices, instituting innovative approaches, and understanding how and where to reconfigure resources.
Cities United understands when tackling issues that disproportionately affect youth, it is imperative to work with youth leaders across the nation to strategize and implement solutions as the experts of their own experiences. Watch the video below for a chat with the CEO of Cities United, Anthony Smith and youth leaders from Philadelphia and Birmingham.