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Building a Community of Trust

Building a Community of Trust

Essential questions: 
What social conditions lead to the formation of gangs and what functions do they serve?
How might community involvement and service offer a sense of purpose, belonging, and self-worth?
How can community youth development and conflict resolution can transform violence into peace?

Students will watch a film, Barrio de Paz, about peace worker Nelsa Libertad Curbelo from Guayaquil, Ecuador and the city’s gang youth, who have left behind a life of crime to come together and provide services to their struggling community and explore themes of conflict resolution, youth empowerment, and the power of love versus violence.