Initiative aims to produce peacemakers

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The Journal Gazette on 7/8/2021 by Rosa Salter Rodriguez

An effort to cultivate a culture of nonviolence and peace at South Side High School was outlined during Monday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Fort Wayne – and got a vocal endorsement from Fort Wayne Community Schools’ superintendent.

Peacemaker Academy, built on nonviolence training in the tradition of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will work with 15 to 20 students from the high school for three weeks beginning June 28.

The students will learn the philosophy and principles of nonviolence and then in subsequent weeks develop and implement a project to address violence in their school, said the Rev. Angelo Mante, who is spearheading the academy.