SEPTEMBER 29, 2023 | Chicago, IL

Building A Future Without Gun Violence: Chicago

Join community leaders, front-line stakeholders, and local advocates for the Building a Future Without Gun Violence Summit to learn about equitable, data-driven approaches to reduce the flow of crime guns in our cities.

The Chicago summit will feature opportunities to learn about solutions that target the supply of firearms into our communities, while also focusing on healing and wellness. Together, we will lift up ideas, share experiences, and develop solutions to build the safer future we all want and deserve.

See Conference Schedule Below


9:00 AM | Registration

9:30 AM | Welcome

10:00 AM | Presentation: Supply-Side Solutions to Gun Violence

10:45 AM | Break

11:00 AM | Fireside Chat: Ruth Rollins, Co-Founder, Operation LIPSTICK

11:45 AM | Lunch & Networking

1:15 PM
| Breakout Session 1

Wellness Track: Healing Circle with READI Chicago (INVITED)

Combating Crime Guns Track: Combating Crime Guns Track: How NOT Holding the Gun Industry Accountable Impedes YOUR work

2:00 PM | Break

2:15 PM | Breakout Session 2

Wellness Track: Singing Bowls with Camille Mays

Combating Crime Guns Track: Storytelling is Impactful, But at What Cost to Survivors?

3:00 PM | Break

3:15 PM | Breakout Session 3

Wellness Track: Secondary & Vicarious Trauma with Illinois Collaboration on Youth (INVITED)

Combating Crime Guns Track: Taking Local Action to Hold the Gun Industry Accountable

4:00 PM | Break

4:10 PM | Next Steps & Closing


Rev. Ciera Bates-Chamberlain, Live Free Illinois
Teny Gross, Institute for Nonviolence Chicago
Chris Crater, My Brother's Keeper
Ariel Rainey, Hustle Mommies/Paint the Hood Orange Initiative
Yolanda Androzzo, One Aim
Vaughn Bryant, Metro Family


Live Free Illinois

Live Free Illinois mobilizes Black churches to improve public safety and transform America’s broken criminal justice system.

Hustle Mommies and Paint the Hood Orange

The Hustle Mommies organization and movement focuses on five focus areas which are emotional wellness, effective parenting, urban education, inner-city gun violence, and career and entrepreneurial development. Our goal is to help our moms become whole moms impacting their communities, families, businesses, and careers. The Paint the Hood Initiative is a campaign under the Hustle Mommies' upcoming “Cure Hood Trauma” program, where the Hustle Mommies team is dedicated to raising awareness, educating, and helping to eliminate gun violence caused by hood trauma. The Hustle Mommies hosts pop-up block parties, trainings, and healing circles focused on bringing resources and essentials to the communities impacted by gun violence.

The Institute for Nonviolence Chicago

The Institute for Nonviolence Chicago’s mission is to end the cycle of gun violence. We are at the forefront of co-creating innovative approaches to reduce violence and promote healing within our communities. Following the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., our efforts concentrate on street outreach; trauma-informed and healing-centered care for individuals affected by gun violence; and strengthening our organizational partners with the knowledge and tools to support safer, thriving communities.

One Aim Illinois

One Aim Illinois is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to end gun violence in Illinois by educating, advocating, and organizing to translate public opinion into effective public policy. Integral to our work, One Aim leads the state’s largest grassroots coalition working to protect Illinois families from firearm violence. We also work alongside our independent partner organizations, Gun Violence Prevention PAC (G-PAC) and Gun Violence Prevention Action Committee (GVPAction) to achieve our shared goals.

Learn more about Brady's Combating Crime Guns Initiative

Brady's Combating Crime Guns Initiative is reducing gun violence and addressing racial injustice on the most impacted communities by stopping the flow of crime guns.