Student, Perspectives Charter School, Chicago, IL
Ke’Shon Newman is a Bold Resistance Against Violence Everywhere (B.R.A.V.E.) youth leader of Saint Sabina in Chicago, fighting to stop gun violence in communities. He attends Perspectives Charter School in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, where he is student council president and active on the peace team, his baseball team, and the school’s board game club. His older brother, Randall, was shot and killed two years ago while walking his girlfriend home from a nearby bus stop. Newman is calling attention to the daily gun violence in Chicago, and how this trauma is affecting young people in neighborhoods like his and communities around the country.