This afternoon I attended a viewing of the documentary “The Interrupters” as part of the PeaceCasters group. The film followed former gang members in Chicago now working directly with youth in the streets of that city to help them not make the same mistakes in life that they did. One of the documentary’s participants was present for a question and answer session, which was enlightening too. For those of us who are fortunate to live a comfortable middle class lifestyle, it is a sobering reminder that others in the same city face unimaginable struggles and witness events that no-one outside of a war zone should ever see.
Saturday, July 28