South LA Democratic Space: Peace Over Violence

Trina Greene, Program Manager of Peace Over Violence

POV enacts their organizational mission to build communities free from violence by working in underserved areas and partnering with agencies like the LA Child Guidance Clinic and the YMCA to host free, hands-on youth leadership and development workshops for at-risk youth.

More than a mobile provider, POV is the lead convener of social and political activity for the Building Healthy Communities South LA Youth Action Council that is comprised of 15 future leaders.

Trina, who is a resident and has worked in South LA for 14 years, believes “a democratic space isn’t a physical location, but a locus of collective being. The South LA Youth Action Council does not only meet at a collection of places in South LA, but is a collective sense of being. The youth come together to work with adult allies to share their voices and opinions to create social change and improve the health of South LA.”

Peace Over Violence trabaja en áreas marginadas para construir comunidades libres de violencia. También colabora con agencias como el YMCA para organizar talleres de liderazgo y desarrollo para jóvenes en riesgo.

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