It’s new to me, but apparently there’s an organization in Chicago called “Ceasefire” that works to reduce gang violence in Chicago.
Here’s a useful clip from a Stephen Colbert interview with Ameena Matthews, one of the group’s leaders. I think the short segment on why people join gangs is one that will be particularly helpful since we write about that in our English class. You can also view an entire PBS film on the project here, and read more about it at NPR.
I’d love to hear from people in Chicago sharing what they think of the organization’s work.
I’m adding this info to The Best Sites To Learn About Street Gangs.