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Thursday, May 17 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Violence: More than an Act of Aggression

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When violence befalls our youth and communities, it has intense impact and repercussions. But violence is a symptom. If we are to change its impact on our communities, we must address the root causes and systems that create unsafe communities and relationships. Join this expert panel to learn how to combat it for community transformation. This Deep Dive will focus on gang culture/violence, teen domestic violence, and systems of incarceration.

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Monica Curca

Monica Curca is a recovering refugee, a peacebuilder and a strategist working at the intersection of social transformation and storytelling. Monica has designed and led strategy for immersive storytelling and social engagement campaigns with Palestinian Youth Movement at Standing Rock, Mothers of the Movement against police brutality and The Refugees Welcome Project. These campaigns have been featured on NPR, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Vice News, and Aljazeera. Monica is the founder and director of Activate Labs, a design strategy, storytelling and transformational peacebuilding organization that centers those directly impacted by violence, poverty and oppression to tell their own stories and lead their own transformation. Activate Labs has developed the “Frame Design Process”, and facilitates experiential and participatory design processes and workshops around the world. Monica holds two Masters Degrees from the Heller School for Social Policy in Management at Brandeis University, in Sustainable In, Activate Labs
Monica Curca is a peacebuilder. She founded and directs Activate Labs, a design strategy, storytelling, and transformational peacebuilding organization centering on those directly impacted by violence. Monica, a BIOLA alumni, holds two Masters Degrees from the Heller School for S... Read More →
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Scott Larson

President, Straight Ahead Ministries
Dr. Larson founded Straight Ahead Ministries 31 years ago, which focuses on reaching juvenile offenders across 12 states and 5 countries. He also founded the "Every Youth, Every Facility" initiative which works with 40 national ministries to reach every youth in every juvenile fa... Read More →
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Eric Vasquez

Executive Director, Just Us 4 Youth
Eric lives and serves in the City of Pomona, CA. He is Executive Director of Just Us 4 Youth, a non-profit focusing on youth and mentorship. He is passionate about sharing the Gospel in his city, and is deeply engaged in community. His heart is for campus and compassion work.
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Amy Williams

Gang Intervention Specialist/Juvenile Justice Advocate, A Hope Dealer
Amy “Hope Dealer” Williams, is a 23-year youth ministry veteran and certified Gang Intervention Specialist. Amy is a task force member for the National Institute for Juvenile Justice Ministries, a steering committee member for the CCDA Mass Incarceration Task Force, and a Nor... Read More →

Thursday May 17, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Café Banquet Room (Cafeteria)

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