EMI GA Network General Meeting
The Politics of Crime and Violence
August 23, 2021 meeting
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Dr. Danielle Sweat Whylly, US Atty's Office of the Northern District of Georgia
Project Safe Neighborhood
Moderated Panel Discussion on Cure Violence and Credible Messenger Initiatives
Kiplyn Primus, host of "The Local Take" on WCLK 91.9
Deborah Daniels, Offenders Alumni Association
Omar Howard, Freedom is a Choice
Arthur Powell, EGRESS Consultants
Takesia Shields, Mothers against Gang Violence
Click on the link below and complete the poll/survey.
Do you feel safe?
How influenced are you by the daily news?
Watch the following video. How do the images make you feel? Does the narration help to allay any fears? What are the three opening stories about in the video?
TIME “2020: Watch the Year in Review” (2:22)
Top Negative News Facts (Editor’s Choice)
• Sensationalist stories form 95% of media headlines nowadays.
• Media reports with negative news or statistics catch 30% more attention.
• 26.7% of people exposed to negative news go on to develop anxiety issues.
• 63% of kids aged 12–18 say that watching the news makes them feel bad.
• 39% of Americans believe the media exaggerated the COVID-19 coverage.
• A staggering 87% of the COVID-19 media coverage in 2020 was negative.
Why we like bad news -- Watch the video to learn how we are wired to gravitate towards bad news.
“Why we like bad news” (6:01)
Gun Violence Reporting for GA (2021)
The following spreadsheet* provides a recap of gun violence incidents in Georgia through August 2, 2021. For more information go to Gun Violence Archive.
*The number for Acworth is inclusive of four persons killed in Atlanta (Fulton County).
Transformers for Equitable Education: A Call to Arms for Parents & Community, Sunday, August 29, 2021, 7:00 p.m. Updated link: Join the meeting
Reopening Schools Series 3— Recovering from the Loss: Available Supports for Recovery and Success, Thursday, September 2, 6:00-7:30 p.m., via Zoom -- Register today!
Contact Danielle Whylly, at [email protected] if you would like to be involved with the PSN Credible Messenger Initiative.
View and share the Credible Messenger video
Like Us on Facebook @southeastcrediblemessengers
Tekesia Shields - Founder of Mothers Against Gang Violence/ Supervisor of the Cure Violence Program/Project Safe Neighborhood Family Engagement Specialist/ 678-883-6370 - Join us on Zoom for the Family Engagement Session every Monday 6pm to 7pm.
Deborah Daniels, Co-Founder of Offender Alumni Association-- Learn more about OAA.
More about Omar Howard and his work can be found at Freedom is a Choice.
For more about Arthur Powell, visit EGRESS Consultants and Services, LLC
Changing the Narrative: Breaking the Preschool to Prison Pipeline Campaign – Tip Sheets for Parents
Call on Georgia's U.S. Representatives Lucy McBath and Rick Allen to support H.R. 2248 Ending PUSHOUT Act 2021 by signing onto the bill
Click on this link to access how to take action: THE ASK.
Learn more about the Counseling Not Criminalization in Schools Act
The purpose of this legislation is to decrease the number of arrests in schools and help schools hire more counselors, social workers, nurses, and other health professionals.
Fact Sheet: The Counseling Not Criminalization in Schools Act
Districts Turn to Federal Money to Fill Holes Made by the State: Results from GBPI’s 2021 School District Survey
93 percent of surveyed districts reported planning to use federal relief funds to address budget shortfalls. What do our school districts need? See recommendations from GBPI at the end of the survey (link above).
EMI GA Network General Meeting
June 21, 2021 meeting
Presentation by Andrea Young, ACLU of Georgia
Overview of state and federal legislation on elections: "SB 202, HR 1, HR 4, and Their Impact on Georgia Voters"
Voting Rights Reflection Exercise
The story of Otis Moss Sr.’s determination to exercise his right to vote in 1946 Georgia. Otis's dream was to vote. He never got the chance. Voting is a sacred (inviolable) right.
Call to Action
Changing the Narrative: Breaking the Preschool to Prison Pipeline Call to Action for the "Ending PUSHOUT Act of 2021"