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From tragedy, community
Monalisa Smith, Mothers for Justice and Equality
It was every family’s nightmare: the murder of a teenager, shot on the streets of Boston. For Monalisa Smith, the death of her 18-year-old nephew in 2010 was a wound that will never heal, and an urgent call to action. She formed a group called Mothers for Justice and Equality - a grassroots peace movement that has rallied the community. Smith’s team of like-minded mothers dedicated themselves to prevent other families from suffering such devastating losses.