ABOUT THE MOVEMENT
No Slide Zone is a movement supported by the community to improve the conditions of the District of Columbia and provide safe neighborhoods for all residents. The goal is to have a city free of violence and murder.
Slide is a slang term used to describe the act of a person or persons attempting to murder another person or persons. The concept of creating “no slide” zones was initiated by the community; violence interrupters, community leaders and youth recognized a need within the communities they served and lived and began to speak to the community about creating these zones to prevent gun violence.
The communities embraced the concept and adopted the movement.
We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for DC residents by providing access and referrals to life skills enhancements, workforce training, employment placement, community cohesion, violence intervention, trauma training and community-based staff. NSZ will assist targeted communities with the skills needed to become self-sufficient and successful communities.
Through advocacy, collaboration with partner organizations such as Building Blocks DC and public awareness — we will achieve our goal to end gun violence.
More than 100 people have joined the movement. Have You?
We'd like to thank all the incredible organizations working hard to help end gun violence.
145 HAVE Died from gun violence in 2021
the rate of assaults committed with a gun has risen each year since 2018
620 assaults with a gun have been reported SO FAR in 2021
GUN Assaults INCREASED by 37% during the past year compared to the same PERIOD in 2020
Almost 200 Died from gun violence in 2020
Most victims of deadly violence in 2020 were Black males
Twenty-six were women, and nine were homeless
2020 was the deadliest year in the city since 2004
*Statistics updated monthly: Sources