A Comprehensive, Solution-Based Conversation and Booksigning

Check out our Executive Director, Aquil Basheer, speak at this Peace In The Hood panel and booksigning on Sunday 2pm-5pm at the African American Firefighter Museum, 1401 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, California 90021.

This is the second in a series of 'Peace In the Hood: Working With Gang Members to End the Peace In the Hood: Working with Gang Members to End the Violence" booksignings and solution-seeking community discussions. The event will focus on developing solutions to address a number of issues in the media today and offer strategies in the book to empower residents to reduce the levels of violence in their communities.

The panelists include some of the most dedicated and passionate individuals in the fields of violence prevention, mental health, public safety, media and academics/research.

Feed The Need – August 23, 2014

Feed the Need LA

Come join us on August 23, 2014 for one of our most successful programs.  Feed The Need has helped provide meals to over 300,000 people and we continue to get stronger.  We'll be at Mt. Pleasant Hill Church at 8204 South Avalon Blvd... hope to see you there!

“Peace In The Hood” Book Signing

Book Signing

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, July 19 - 'Peace In the Hood' is designed to teach anyone how to be an interventionist, offering clear guidelines on the necessities of intervention work, including understanding the gang mindset, learning how to evaluate truth from rumors and convincing young people to leave gangs. Each chapter deals with one key aspect of peacemaking and the advice comes with anecdotes from Basheer’s own life, including interactions with gang members, which offer a unique insight into the culture.

More information is available here.

License to Operate


Check out this great article on Truthout about the new documentary film "License to Operate" which follows the lives and work of many of our partners as they combat gang violence.