PITTSBURGH, PA (The Hill District) – The Coalition Against Gun Violence was launched by the Pittsburgh Black Political Empowerment Project in 2007, and has since been actively working to identify and facilitate the implementation of strategies and initiatives to address the issue of violence and crime that plagues our communities. Diligently working to move our documents from “paper to possibility…from planning to implementation,” the Coalition Against Violence feels that we can dramatically shift the paradigm from having a culture of complacency and complaint about community violence, to fostering a culture of cooperation and collaboration that, we strongly feel, can bring about lasting change and, perhaps, an end to the violence and crime in our communities.