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Community - 2011

Traditionally, public television has produced content and sent it out to the community. Now we're looking for community groups to produce their own content on issues that concern them.

If your organization is interested working with the Hamilton Commons, contact us at 215-351-3318.

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Coping with Urban Violence:
Videos produced by "Healing Hurt People"

These videos were produced by staff from Healing Hurt People, a program of the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, affiliated with the Emergency Department at Hahnemann University Hospital, Drexel University College of Medicine, and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, to present the stories of young people who have been victims of intentional injuries (gunshot, stab, or assault wounds). The videos focus on the feelings they experienced before, during and after their violent incident, as well as how the S.E.L.F. (which stands for Self, Emotions, Loss and Future) support groups they are part of, help them recover and develop a supportive community.

The videos premiered at WHYY on Tuesday, February 22, 2010, during an ITVS Community Cinema screening of "Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story ", a hard-edged look into the troubled life of Nashville's Cyntoia Brown, a young woman tried as a juvenile and currently serving a life sentence for a murder she committed at age 16. WHYY's Senior Behavioral Health Desk Reporter, Maiken Scott, moderated a discussion about youth, violence and breaking the cycle of tragedy with Dan Birman, Producer and Director of "Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story" and Dr. Ted Corbin, Director, Healing Hurt People, among others, after the film.

This project was made possible with a grant from ITVS, with additional support provided by WHYY.

Can You Hear Me?

This video focuses on a group of men who meet in a supportive discussion group that deals with being victims of violent injuries, mostly all gunshot related. The video looks at the emotional and physical trauma that occurs as the result of being a victim of a gun violence and physical assault.

Violence in the Lives of Young Women

This video looks at the stories of four young women who were physically assaulted by young women in their community. The video looks at the emotional and physical trauma that occurs as the result of being attacked by your peers, and exposes a growing trend in interpersonal violence between young women.