Outreach Supervisor, Austin
James was born and raised in the Austin community. He was a victim of gun violence and also part of the problem. After losing many family members and friends to gun violence, Nonviolence Chicago Outreach Workers were there to offer support and encouragement. During one of our pop-up events, James was impressed with how we supported the community despite potential danger. He decided to make a life change. He signed up to be a FLIP Peacekeeper and was quickly hired as an Outreach Worker. James is now Outreach Supervisor in Austin where he is also raising his family. His sons are the driving force behind his dedication to building peace and making the community a better place. James is proud to say he no longer carries a gun and is happy to do the courageous work of being a peacemaker.