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Youth Mentor Envisions Inaugural Peace Festival Bridging City, Police Divide

by Marcus Harrison Green

A police officer drives down the lane of a hardwood court only to dish off a pass to a South Seattle teen standing right underneath the basket for layup in a 5 on 5 game of basketball.  A “Bernie Bro” from Fremont and a Hillary Clinton backer from Seward Park share laughs over plates of barbecue wings, and elementary students longing for summer vacation lock themselves in fierce concentration to solve math puzzles their peers helped create.  Neighborhood organizations joining forces to put on a successful community gathering with each rushing to heap praise on one another as opposed to taking sole credit for the outcome. Continue reading Youth Mentor Envisions Inaugural Peace Festival Bridging City, Police Divide