Hope and Heal Blog

  • December 2, 2021| Brian Malte

    How We Should Address California’s Gun Violence Problem

    Six years ago, 14 people were killed in the tragic mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. To prevent more senseless gun violence and pave a new way to work collaboratively on equitable and community-led solutions, we need to move beyond the cultural a Continue Reading >>
  • August 10, 2021| Diana Guardado (Intern)

    The Means to Combat Gun Violence Are Within Our Grasp

    I am Diana Guardado, the Summer 2021 social media intern for the Hope and Heal Fund. Before I reflect on my new relationship with the gun violence movement, I would like to share a snapshot of my upbringing and activism work. Continue Reading >>
  • May 26, 2021| Brian Malte

    Statement on San Jose Shooting

    Our hearts go out to the eight people who were shot and killed and the injured at a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) yard in San Jose, California this morning. While we gather more details about the shooting we need to ensure that we support the victims and Read >>
  • December 2, 2020| Brian Malte

    Five Years After San Bernardino Shooting: Why Our Work Is More Important Than Ever

    Today marks five years since 14 people were tragically shot and killed and another 22 people injured at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. Continue Reading >>
  • September 1, 2020| Brian Malte

    Gun Violence Prevention as an Integral Part of Community Revitalization

    Successful economic development and neighborhood safety cannot succeed unless gun violence, in all of its forms, is addressed in communities. Continue Reading >>