Henry Cervantes is manager for The Peace Exchange, Holy Family Ministries. Cervantes is a volunteer nonviolence trainer at Cook County Jail in Chicago as part of the Sheriff’s Anti-Violence Effort (SAVE), and is an adjunct professor for North Park Theological Seminary at Stateville Correctional Center. He serves as a facilitator for the James Lawson Institute and is board co-chair of The Crossroads Fund.
By Henry Cervantes, Waging Nonviolence
As we struggle against the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and racist violence, which continues to cause the deaths of the poor and people of color, it is important for activists and community members to create opportunities for healing our traumatic experiences on the cultural front.