Changing Systems Gun Violence

The second annual Changing Systems Student Summit tackled the issue of gun violence in St. Louis in response to Washington University’s yearlong initiative “Gun Violence: A Public Crisis,” as well as alarming community trends.

This event was designed, led, and facilitated by youth with training in systems thinking/system dynamics, including students who had previously participated in group model building workshops, internships with the Brown School’s Social System Design Lab, and the Changing Systems Student Summit on Structural Racism.

The goal of this work was to use systems thinking to solicit the youth perspective on issues that affect them in their communities.

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