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Youth Violence Report

IMG_2095Wendy Flora

“Abandoned at birth by a father who didn’t want me. Visions of my mother being beaten still haunt me. But I broke my mother’s heart. I was delinquent.  It was frequent,” recited Michael Wilder, telling his story and calling for action against youth violence at the Issues Convention.  Venessa Collins-Smith also shared her story about the pain and violence that she endured growing up.  She explained that she wanted to fight back with more violence but a voice inside stopped her from doing so.  ISAAC voted to continue the work of the ISAAC Youth Violence Prevention task force.  Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 27 at 6 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.  Join us!