Ameena Matthews: On the Front Lines

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  • From Problem to Solution
  • Pardon The Interruption
  • Bringing a Spotlight to the Cause
  • A Mother Figure to Many
  • Ameena Mattews

Pardon The Interruption

Cure Violence and Matthews use a three-tiered approach to cease conflict and violence: 1. Interrupt Transmitters 2.) Identify and change the thinking of the highest potential transmitters 3. Change Group Norms. In action, this translates to going into "war zones", massaging conflicts with rationale and information and reinforcing the community's interconnectedness in an effort to disencourage violence. 

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