Tina Chery is the founder and president of The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, named in memory of her 15-year-old son who was murdered on his way to a Christmas party with a group he had joined about three weeks earlier: Teens Against Gang Violence. The Institute was founded in 1994 to assist and support families of homicide victims in the City of Boston. Today, the Peace Institute works with schools, families (both of victims and offenders), and communities to promote peace and unity. It is a place for families to turn in the wake of violence, offering resources and counsel to help those confronted with the death or arrest of a loved one.Filed under:
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REFUSING TO KILL
Refusiniks from Around the World Speak Out
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Faith Madzar at Natick prayer vigil April 17. Metrowest Daily News photo
Massachusetts Peace Action shares in the sadness, appreciation, restraint and solidarity shown by President Obama, Governor Patrick, faith and civic leaders, and neighbors in the face of the violence at Monday’s Boston Marathon and during the days following.