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For the past 6 months, the Health Careers Ambassadors of the Hyde Square Task Force worked with an amazing film maker, Alex Gomez, and produced the documentary Looking for Peace, One Block at a Time. As a group, they really wanted to explore the devastating effects violence has on a young person, particularly their physical health and mental well-beings. Through the filming process, they were able to tell their own stories, connect with other families of victims, and most importantly, offer an alternative way of living other than violence.

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Location: Boston, MA

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Comment by Monica Briggs on December 12, 2008 at 4:49pm
Powerful video. Those peace doves all over JP keep me aware. One day I actually saw a couple of workers scrubbing the peace dove off the wall at the top of the steps to the school--it made me so puzzled--I wish I had asked them why they were taking it off, but I was too intimidated. I wish I had taken a picture of that--it seemed so cruelly symbolic, to be removing such a powerful image--as if it were just another smear of graffiti. And now I've seen how it was created by teens from our own community in an effort to "claim the streets back."

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