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FYI Oakland: Readout Of The White House’s Meeting With Community Violence Prevention Experts

From now on, for particular Biden Administration releases that I believe would be of particular interest to the Oakland Community, I will put “FYI Oakland:” in the title of the post.

Readout of the White House’s Meeting with Community Violence Prevention Experts

Today, Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice and White House Deputy Public Engagement Director Adrian Saenz hosted a virtual discussion with community leaders from cities across the United States to discuss community-based violence intervention programs and other evidence-based programs to reduce gun violence and make our communities safer.

Every single day people are dying in America from gun violence. Ambassador Rice and Deputy Director Saenz expressed gratitude for the participants’ advocacy efforts, policy recommendations and their leadership in addressing the public health crisis ripping through America’s communities, especially Black and Brown communities. They underscored President Biden’s commitment to taking further steps to make our communities safer, including an expansion of community-driven interventions with a proven track record of success. Participants agreed to continue working together to advance policies that address this crisis and the root causes of gun violence.

Participants in today’s meeting included:

Eddie Bocanegro, Heartland Alliance
Dr. Shani Buggs, University of California – Davis
Antonio Cediel, Faith in Action
Mike De La Rocha, Revolve Impact
Erica Ford, Life Camp, Inc.
Greg Jackson, Community Justice Action Fund
Fatimah Loren, Health Alliance for Violence Intervention
Oresa Napper-Williams, Not Another Child
Anthony Smith, Cities United

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