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Empowering Students to Confront Violence

Empowering Students to Confront Violence

In the aftermath of the shooting of a peer, young people in Evanston, IL came to Sharon Weeks and asked, “What are we supposed to do? Who is going to speak for us?”

Sharon Weeks told them, “Speak for yourself and tell people how you’re feeling” – and then she gave them the tools to do just that. The march these students planned has united the community in new ways around issues of youth violence…