Watch the film The Interrupters. Then choose one of the following research questions to pursue for your essay:
What unique role can women play in conflict mediation?
The Violence Interrupters leverage mediation skills, cultural knowledge, and street credibility to gain the respect and confidence of people in conflict. Could someone with mediation training but without a similar background and experience be as effective as the Interrupters?
Select one cultural factor (race, class, gender, or language) and discuss how it contributes to violence in the Chicago neighborhoods featured in the film.