Peace in the Hood
Working With Gang Members to End the ViolenceBook - 2014
When we think of gangs, we are likely overcome with images of fear and violence. But there is another side, that of the interventionists devoted to making peace in gang territories. Written by Aquil Basheer, a pioneer of the interventionist movement, Peace In the Hood takes us inside this dual world of violence and intervention, evoking the reality of gangland warfare while acknowledging the possibility of peace. Basheer has witnessed firsthand the brutality of gang violence. After founding the Professional Community Intervention Training Institute, Peace In the Hood marks Basheer's next step in spreading his message of nonviolence. Designed to teach anyone how to become an interventionist, the book offers clear guidelines on the work. Each chapter deals with a key aspect of peacemaking and comes with anecdotes from Basheer's own life. However, Peace In the Hood is not just a guide for burgeoning interventionists; it provides useful insights for everyone living in an area affected by gangs. Its descriptions make it the perfect tool for students and teachers of social justice, and its mix of narrative and advice creates an accessible text--a must-read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of gangs and the efforts to make peace among them.
Publisher: New York :, Hunter House, an imprint of Turner Publishing Company,, 2014, ©2014.
Edition: First edition.
Branch Call Number: 364. 10660973 BAS
Characteristics: xvi, 176 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm