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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

Founder and Managing Director, Activate Labs
Monica Curca is a peacebuilder, facilitator, and community organizer leveraging storytelling and design thinking to center those directly impacted by violence, poverty and oppression. She is the founder and director of Activate Labs, a non-profit organization that activates and resources... 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 facility... 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

Juvenile Justice Advocate/Gang Intervention Specialist, A Hope Dealer
Amy “Hope Dealer” Williams is a 24-year youth ministry veteran, certified Gang Intervention Specialist, and juvenile justice advocate in Chicago. She's an advisory board member of the National Institute for Juvenile Justice Ministries, a steering committee member for the CCDA... Read More →

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