Hope and Heal Blog

  • March 20, 2024|

    The First National Latino Leadership Convening on Gun Violence

    Discover the transformative power of unity at the National Latino Leadership Convening on Gun Violence, where 100 leaders ignited toward sustainable, community-driven solutions for preventing firearm injuries, deaths, and trauma. We’re thrilled to announce the groundbreaking National Latino Leadership Convening on Gun Violence, hosted by the Hope and Heal Fund, which took place in Los Angeles on February 27-28! This historic event brought together 100 visionary Latino leaders from across the country to further efforts to address firearm deaths, injuries, and trauma in the Latino community. This convening was a vibrant celebration of unity, offering participants an opportunity to spark meaningful conversations, forge new partnerships, and drive culturally relevant resources. We’re just getting started on this path of impactful dialogue and action within Latino communities nationwide! Riding the wave of enthusiasm and collaborative spirit from the convening, it’s crucial to address why this convening was not only timely but necessary. Since we know Latinos are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, the need for this convening was urgent. Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control highlights the severity of this crisis nationally, revealing nearly 24,000 Latino lives were lost to firearm suicide and an additional 47,000 to firearm homicides from 2001 to 2021. The impact of firearm injuries, deaths, and trauma on the Latino population in this country is disproportionate, and we need equitable solutions to solve this problem. The conference created a safe space for leaders to share their stories and be their authentic selves. Attendees from... Countinue Reading>>
  • August 29, 2023|

    Blue Shield of California Foundation

    Foundation news and views Read >>
  • August 17, 2023|

    The Mercury News

    Interactive map: Where 12,800 California gun homicides happened Read >>
  • August 17, 2023|

    Vallejo Times-Herald

    Report: Solano has highest gun homicide rate in Bay Read >>
  • August 17, 2023|

    Heising-Simons Foundation

    New Mapping Tool Reveals California Suburban and Rural Counties are Disproportionately Impacted by Gun Violence Read >>