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New Carpentry Program Seeks to Save Young Lives from a Surge in Gun Violence

Kriston Jae Bethel for WHYY
Saif Ashshaheed, 17, reviews reviews how to use a ruler with instructor Greg Palmer at the Dixon House community center in South Philadelphia on Tuesday, August 11, 2021.

Amid an unrelenting surge in shootings, one anti-violence advocate in Philly is turning to carpentry in an effort to save lives. Specifically, the lives of young Black men who are now more likely to die from gun violence than anything else. WHYY’s Aaron Moselle attended the new program’s first class and has this report.

(Original air-date: 9/2/21)