Where peace is increasing because gun violence is decreasing on the South Side of Chicago, you can credit Ameena Matthews and Cure Violence. This year we salute her as the Community Activist celebrant.
She's bringing awareness about violence and its connected issues to the forefront of the American media discussion. Flip through to learn of one woman's journey of bravery.
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