I've been taking some time to look back through Dear Evanston interviews and stories from when Dear Evanston began back in 2015.
Over the next few days, I'll be sharing some of those here. I hope they'll inspire, inform, and encourage you to get involved in the many opportunities available to help push Evanston toward truly becoming what we want it to be: inclusive, equitable, and free of violence.
Today, here are interviews I did with five amazing, dedicated Evanstonians who make an enormous difference in the lives of young men and women in Evanston every single day and who have done much to reduce gun violence in Evanston.
They are some of the staff in the City of Evanston's Youth and Young Adult Division:
Kevin L. Brown: "Kevin Brown Works to Reduce Youth Violence in Evanston"
Nathan Norman: "Nathan Norman: from the Streets to Prison and Back to the Streets ... for Good"
Lachisa Barton: "Someone to Know: Lachisa Barton Gives Back What She Got"
Maurice Wilkerson: "Born to Lose; Built to Win: Maurice Wilkerson's story"
Jermey Mccray: "An Evanstonian to know: Jermey McCray, Youth and Young Adult Outreach Worker, City of Evanston"