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Saturday, May 19 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
The Hard Truths from a Gang Leader and his Friendship with a Gang Intervention Specialist

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Amy Williams and high-ranking gang leader "Chief" share the hard truths (and hopes) about gang culture and the Church. Listen to Chief's story of joining a gang, to leaving the gang to become a Christian and national speaker...and why he went back to the gang. This workshop is designed to create a safe space to share stories and look at the hard truth about what it takes for the Church to impact youth in gangs.

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Jose Velez

Jose Velez is a current Chicago Gang leader with over 25 years of affiliation. Jose left the gang to serve Christ and was a sought-after speaker on gangs, violence, and incarceration. He was featured in many magazines and main stages across the nation. Eventually, Jose went back to... Read More →
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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 →

Saturday May 19, 2018 1:45pm - 3:00pm PDT
Talbot East: Andrews Banquet Room