It is clear that the way to heal society of its violence…and lack of love, is to replace the pyramid of domination with the circle of equality and respect.    –  Manitonquat

Listen to the stories from our community that have captured our attention and touched our hearts. 

The Holt and Pendleton families. On separate afternoons five years apart their lives changed forever.
Chicago Police Sgt. Elgin Holt and Chicago Public School Teacher Lorita Purnell-James understand life on the community front lines.

Englewood Boys Exhibit
Dr. Shaniqua Jones’ brave story of survival

NBC Chicago’s Making a Difference: Respond to Violence
Chicago’s new Mayor, Lori Lightfoot, talked to Respond to Violence last year regarding the importance of Police training for situations where mental illness may be involved.