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Gun Violence: Ending the War on America’s Streets with Philly’s Pastor Carl

podcast December 15, 2021 3

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“Today, people film high school fights on their cell phones — and post them online. Back in the day, things would happen in school. But that was just between you and the other person. Now you have thousands of people who’ve seen it, which pushes people to respond with violence.”

Should Black Lives Matter expand their scope to address gun violence on the streets? Are conservative pundits on Fox News helping or hurting when they opine about violence in urban areas? In this episode, Van sits down with Philly’s Pastor Carl Day – also known as ‘The Pastor of the Hood’ – to discuss these questions and more. Pastor Carl’s sharp, grounded insights into America’s gun violence epidemic are a reminder of the importance of authentic leaders working to solve problems on the front lines.

Make sure to stick around to the end of their conversation to hear some moving words from the beloved Philadelphia poet, RyAnn Bryant.

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