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Love Your Neighbour: Kids off the Block with Diane Latiker

Updated: Apr 20, 2021

If you have ever wondered how to love you neighbour, look no further.

Diane lives in the community of Roseland in Chicago, which has a history and reality of gang and gun violence. Instead of staying indoors, afraid, Diane walks out confidently to help the kids who are the most affected and give them hope for the future.

Diane answers questions like...

  • What did it look like to create connections with more and more of these kids? How did you keep them coming back?

  • How did you see the culture around you change from truly and extravagantly loving those kids?

  • How do we begin doing this in our own contexts and learn to really serve and love our own communities?

Diane Latiker was a CNN Top Ten Hero of the Year in 2011 for her tireless work with at-risk Chicago teens. Recipient of the 2013 BET Shine a Light Award, she is an in-demand speaker and has been featured by national media outlets, such as NBC News, CBS News, NPR's Weekend Edition, Ebony magazine, Time magazine, the Huffington Post, USA Today, and more. In 2019, she spoke at the US House Judiciary Committee's first hearing on gun violence in years, and she has just graduated from the Goldin Institute as a 2019 Chicago Peace Fellow.


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