Ameena Matthews: On the Front Lines

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The Woman, the Violence Interrupter

The synergy between Ameena Matthews the woman and the violence interrupter is likely why she has rose to popularity as an activist. Her work with Cure Violence sees her in a unique role as a violence interrupter, a role that is defined by stopping the transmission of violence from one person to another, on the Southside of Chicago. 

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