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Ameena Matthews

Violence Interrupter
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Ameena Matthews has been with CeaseFire for three-and-a-half years as a Senior Violence Interrupter. The mother of four children, she is married to Abdur Rasheed Matthews, who is the Iman at the Al Haqqani Mosque & Community Center. Ameena is the daughter of Jeff Fort, one of the city's most infamous gang leaders. Ameena credits her family and her early life experiences with her desire to educate and effect change in the neighborhoods that she calls home.

Past Events

Wednesday, Oct 12 2011

6 PM

Cultural revolutions, modern day slavery, gang violence, and disease outbreak. Regardless of the subject each of our featured filmmakers chose to... read more
2 hours | Talk | Gene Siskel Film Center

Thursday, Oct 13 2011

12 PM

How easy it is for good guys to turn bad? Extraordinary individuals examine the characteristics of good and evil and how we, too, can become heroes.
2 hours | Talk | Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

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