One Man’s Victory Over Gun Violence
January 4, 2021
How would you form an enterprise to combat gun violence in your home city? John Thompson, witnessing 26 shootings in 27 days in Yonkers, formed the SNUG program (guns in reverse) that reduced shooting crimes by 86 percent in his town. Host Bart Jackson invites John to tell his astonishing story, and provide insightful strategies for all aspiring social entrepreneurs. Going straight to the source, John forged relationships with gang leaders and shooters, working with them to set up alternative pathways. He engaged the entire community. John’s courageous tale is not to be missed. Honored by the 2020 Prometheus Social Enterprise Awards, John is an inspiring organizational leader, providing an example and advice worth following. Tune in and discover how practical idealism works effectively.
Guest: John Thompson