Anthony Sturdivant (October 13, 2014)
City/Neighborhood: East Garfield Park
Think Before You Shoot: An organization and campaign that uses short films and student outreach programs to increase awareness of gun violence.
>> Anthony developed #TB4YS in 2011 after witnessing a robbery at a barbershop. “I decided to connect the feelings and intensity of those few moments with an effort to prevent the violence in our communities,” he said.
>> He hopes to expand the program statewide, and says, “Using my own story as a model, each student will learn to convey and present their own experiences, inspirations and fears through creative writing and the visual arts.”
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