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CeaseFire changes name to CureViolence

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a-ceasefire-.jpgGary Slutkin, founder and executive director, announced today that CeaseFire is changing its name to CureViolence.

"Treating violence as a disease is more than a metaphor. And, preventing violence requires more than a model. It requires a movement that changes how people think about violence," Slutkin wrote.
 
"That's why I am so pleased to announce today the shift from CeaseFire to CureViolence.
 

 

"CureViolence is a movement of people who understand violence is a disease. Through our colleagues at CeaseFire Chicago, we will continue to stop shootings and killings in Chicago's toughest neighborhoods. We will continue to partner with others who are bringing that same model to their communities. Together we bring a message of hope that violence can be cured, and a model for putting an end to violence in cities everywhere.
 
"In the coming months, you will be hearing from us about new ways to bring violence prevention to your communities. We also hope to hear from you. You can find out more about this announcement and ways to connect with us at our new website."

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