“Enough is Enough.”
On Wednesday, a local group participated in a die-in in Dorchester to protest to the deadly gun violence in the neighborhood.
A few dozen people from Teen Empowerment Boston lay down in the intersection of Washington Street and Columbia Road to bring attention to their cause.
According to NBC10 Boston, as of mid-April, 11 homicides were reported, up from five during the same period in 2022.
In an effort to help curb violence in the neighborhood, Mayor Michelle Wu announced the launch of the City of Boston’s Summer Activation Mini-Grants, a $100,000 investment focused on empowering neighborhood associations, tenant task force organizations, and grassroot community-based organizations in efforts to activate social spaces and build community with residents. You can learn more about this effort here.
To learn more about the Teen Empowerment Boston organization, you can visit here.