65: Tia Bell and the T.R.I.G.G.E.R. Project
In early 2020, DC native Tia Bell launched the T.R.I.G.G.E.R. Project (True Reasons I Grabbed the Gun Evolved in Risks Project), a gun violence prevention program. The T.R.I.G.G.E.R. Project aims to change the normalcy of gun violence within communities of color. The initiative incorporates film, empowerment programs, education, and development initiatives. Tia joins host JJ to talk about why authentically telling the untold stories of everyday gun violence users to all walks of life is so important, and how compassion for young people who feel invisible is so vital.
Mentioned in this podcast:
TRIGGER Project Aims to End Gun Violence (Howard University)
AIM (TRIGGER Project)
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Quiz (American Society for the Positive Care of Children)