"The Interrupters": Collective Responsibility for Violence

Clip: Season 2012 Episode 3 | 8m 53s

This special educational module introduces Ameena Matthews, former drug ring enforcer and daughter of one of Chicago's most notorious gang leaders, who uses her unique skills as a violence interrupter to de-escalate conflicts before they turn to bloodshed. Explore the role gender plays in engaging communities and changing social norms around peace and violence.

Aired: 02/14/12

Rating: NR

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