A Plea for Peace

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Boston, Denver, Tulsa, southern California and northern Virginia are seeing a resurgence of gang violence. While criminologists debate whether failing schools, budget cuts or absentee fathers are to blame, many people in these communities look within for the reasons behind the violence and the means to stop it.


Bill LaFortune, Mayor of Tulsa, OK

Janette Boone, youth outreach coordinator with the Ella J. Baker House in Dorchester, MA

William Dickerson, Pastor, Greater Love Tabernacle Church in Dorchester, MA

True See Allah, re-entry coordinator for the South End Neighborhood Action Program in Boston, MA.