Community organizing to prevent violence

Prevention Institute’s Lisa Fujie Parks interviews Reggie Moore, Director of the Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention. Listen to Reggie describe how the Milwaukee Blueprint for Peace was created with leadership from communities most directly impacted by violence (5:00), and learn why and how it addresses the structural roots of violence (8:55). Hear about community-driven efforts like “We Got This!” that are transforming neighborhoods and the growing movement behind the Blueprint (25:26). Reggie shares powerful stories of devastating loss, triumphant healing, and collective action (17:28). He also speaks passionately about the role of government in supporting community leadership, why a culture shift is needed in government from passivity to responsiveness, and what that looks like in practice (29:54). This work is made possible by the Langeloth Foundation.