He leads local nonprofit Kinship, where food is a means to a larger end: building community.
The large carnivores stand among the most adaptable animals in the wild. They can survive in almost any habitat. They could even be our neighbors. But should they be?
Three mothers. A principal. A mother and a stepfather. A pastor. A young optimist. A reformed advocate. Read the stories of these Milwaukee lives touched by violence.
“If communities get better, schools will, too.” – Keith Carrington, the principal
“Now that I’m out, I want to pay it forward in the memory of my best friend. I want his life to mean something.” – Ramiah Whiteside, the second chance
“All we wanted to do was steer him toward the right path.” – Niki Smith (with Damien), the parents
“We all have to work toward solutions.” – Marcus Arrington, the Pastor
“I’m going to college and I’m playing ball. I did something positive.” – Marquell Jenkins, the optimist
“I’ve learned that trauma can be generational. Trying to get by and survive, we won’t ever heal.” – Jasmine Moore, with the mothers
The organizing group LIT has amplified youth voices calling for the demilitarization of schools.