Chicago Cease-Fire Member Wants To Interrupt Violence In Gainesville

Aired on WUFT on April 2nd, 2012

Ameena Matthews (Photo by Katiana Krawchenko)
Chicago Cease Fire member Ameena Matthews meeting with youth in Gainesville. (photo by Katiana Krawchenko)

After the national attention garnered by a racially charged YouTube video by two Gainesville High School students, bullying has become a quest of many who look to put an end to it. Ameena Matthews, a member of Chicago Cease Fire, which aims to stop violence before it begins, took a trip to the Gainesville area to meet with community members to discuss efforts to stop bullying and violence in the county. She’s traveled to various facilities around Gainesville including the juvenile detention center and the Northwest Gainesville Boys and Girls Club today.

Just prior to arriving in Gainesville, Chicago Cease Fire Violence Interrupter Ameena Matthews talked with Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend.

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