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Dan Gross
Dan Gross is one of the foremost leaders in the gun violence prevention movement, having co-founded and directed the Center to Prevent Youth Violence (formerly PAX) after his brother was severely wounded in a shooting at the Empire State Building in February 1997. Since 1998, CPYV has created and implemented innovative public health and safety programs such as the ASKing Saves Kids and SPEAK UP programs. Prior to co-founding and directing the Center to Prevent Youth Violence, Dan was the youngest-ever partner at the JWT advertising agency, managing accounts such as Kodak, Lipton, and Warner Lambert. Dan launched his advertising career at Lintas after earning a B.S. in Psychology, with a minor in economics, with honors, from Tulane University in New Orleans.

Entries by Dan Gross

Our Promise to Hadiya: Why Chicago and the Nation Are Wearing Orange on June 2

(11) Comments | Posted May 30, 2015 | 8:21 AM

There isn't much like summer in Chicago. It's a time when we forget about the bitter cold, come out of hibernation and enjoy this beautiful city in all its glory.

It's also an important time for some awareness and remembering. Summer is a time that the violence in our...

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How to Target the Right Audience to Talk About Gun Safety

(4) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 5:06 PM

Those of us in the business of preventing gun violence know gun safety is a hot-button issue. That is why any conversation about this issue must be framed in the context of helping people make better choices to protect themselves and their children, regardless of whether or not they own...

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