Making Peace Contagious: A conversation with Marcus McAllister

A conversation with Marcus McAllister //  Interviewed by Johanna Depenthal, SC Co-founder SC: Violence is often seen as an inevitable result of conflict. How do you make a distinction between conflict and violence in your work with Cure Violence? Marcus: One of the things that we do is we look at violence being the root … Continue reading Making Peace Contagious: A conversation with Marcus McAllister

The Power of Relationships: Mentoring Youth in Appalachia

Written by Angela McMann //  Mentoring is justice. It’s doing justice to youth who have been lacking positive adult role models for a variety of reasons. There is a lot of research right now about brain chemistry after experiencing trauma in childhood. Much of that research has shown that youth who experienced trauma will experience other … Continue reading The Power of Relationships: Mentoring Youth in Appalachia

Practice at Justice: Protests as Training Grounds

Written by Daniel Hudson //  In order to master a skill, we must first practice the rudimentary motions that comprise that skill. In the same way we must first practice at justice before we can enact (or practice) justice. I acknowledge that collective action in the form of rallies, protests, or marches can look very … Continue reading Practice at Justice: Protests as Training Grounds