Ricardo Williams


National Community Coordinator & Violence Interrupter

It?s important to never give up on nobody ? to always try to help people get to the next level.

Ricardo ?Cobe? Williams has been working at CeaseFire for four years. Cobe lost his father when he was 11; his father was murdered. Between 1993 and 2004, Cobe spent three stints in prison, for drug related charges and for attempted murder. When CeaseFire lost funding in 2007, Cobe continued to work at his job without pay until his position was restored seven months later. Cobe, who?s about to earn his High School equivalency, was this past December promoted to a new position. He now works as a national trainer at CeaseFire.



Thursday, October 13

CIW Talk: Heroes

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.
Speakers: Bill Strickland, Jerry Mitchell, Philip Zimbardo, Ph.D., Rob Warden, Ricardo Williams, Eddie Bocanegra, Ameena Matthews
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue
Wednesday, October 12

CIW Talk: Film

Cultural revolutions, modern day slavery, gang violence, and disease outbreak. Regardless of the subject each of our featured filmmakers chose to... read more
Speakers: David Weissman, Jigar Mehta, Justin Dillon, Ricardo Williams, Eddie Bocanegra, Ameena Matthews, Zak Piper, Fisher Stevens
Gene Siskel Film Center 164 North State Street

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