Stop The Violence: Lessons & Alternatives

January 8, 2008 12:33:48 PM PST
ABC 7 Chicago presents Stop The Violence: Lessons & Alternatives with Cheryl Burton and Ron Magers. Magers and Burton lead a discussion about how to stem the growing tide of violence against the children of Chicago in the half-hour special Stop the Violence: Lessons & Alternatives.

This program aired commercial-free and in HD with reports from ABC 7 News' Charles Thomas and Ben Bradley on Wednesday, September 26TH at 10:35 p.m. It is now availble on-demand on

During this follow-up special, Magers and Burton will initiate a dialogue with community leaders focusing on education as a key component to helping curtail violence, the impact of active parents on students' education and the role community members can play in creating compelling alternatives to gang activity.

Stop the Violence Web EXTRA: The discussion continues

Joining Burton and Magers for the continuing discussion on the best ways to keep our children safe are Arne Duncan, CEO, Chicago Public Schools, (CPS); Diane Latiker, founder, Kids Off the Block; Phillip Jackson, executive director, The Black Star Project; and Meredith Rodriguez, education outreach specialist, BUILD Chicago (Broader Urban Involvement and Leadership Development).

ABC 7 first took a look at this issue in June, 2007 in Stop the Violence: A Search for Solutions, a half-hour special produced in response to the alarming number of CPS students who lost their lives to violence.

Wilson Toy is the executive producer of Stop the Violence: Lessons & Alternatives; Sylvia Jones is the producer.