Activist reflects on victims of milwaukee’s gun violence

Video interview with activist Vaun Mayes on gun violence in Milwaukee

Mayes surrounded by community members during an event. (Photo courtesy of Vaun Mayes)
Mayes surrounded by community members during an event. (Photo courtesy of Vaun Mayes)

Activist and community organizer Vaun Mayes speaks with the Wisconsin Examiner about the consequences of gun violence in Milwaukee. Mayes co-founded the organizations Program The Parks and Community Task Force (COMM FORCE). Although homicides were down in Milwaukee in 2019, over 100 people still lost their lives to random violence, including women and children. Mayes knew more than a few of them.

Isiah Holmes
Isiah Holmes is a journalist and videographer, and a lifelong resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Holmes' video work dates back to his high school days at Wauwatosa East High, when he made a documentary about the local police department. Since then, his writing has been featured in Urban Milwaukee, Isthmus, Milwaukee Stories, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Services, Pontiac Tribune, and other outlets.