This post originally appeared on Mediation Center on January 20, 2015
Monday, January 19th S.O.S. hosted 18 volunteers from Repair the World, a group that mobilizes young Jewish adults to engage in volunteer projects in cities across the country. As part of Repair the World’s MLK Day of Service, S.O.S. Bed-Stuy staff Juan Ramos, David Grant, and Barry Wiles arranged a screening of The Interrupters, a documentary film about Violence Interrupters in Chicago whose work follows the same model as S.O.S. Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights. Staff led the group of young volunteers in a lively post-film discussion about the roots of violence and neighborhood interventions to create safer streets for all people.