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“The Mask You Live In” Film Screening Presented by Alive & Free and University of San Francisco

Persuaded by the media, peer groups, and some adults in their lives, boys and young men confront an overwhelming pressure to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic relationships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues that boys and


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Guns, Guns, Guns—Everybody’s got a gun!

Guns are in the news again.  The recent mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon thrust the issue of guns squarely back in the public eye.  Guns are once again front and center—as they were  after the Newtown school shooting  three years ago and both gun control and gun rights advocates are once again


Community Violence or Police Violence—It’s Not a Contest.  It’s all bad.

There,  I’ve said it.  I guess I don’t have to write this commentary now because the headline says it all.  But let me explain what I mean.  You see I get really perplexed when I see or hear statements saying one is more of a problem than the other, or one is more important to


Alive and Free Saluted by San Francisco Board of Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors of the City and County San of Francisco has officially extended its highest commendation and appreciation to Alive & Free / Omega Boys Club on the occasion of its 200th college graduate!  This Certificate of Honor congratulates Alive & Free: “For its pioneering work in curtailing youth violence and for providing


Alive & Free Ends Violence: Cultivates 200 College Graduates

Everyone deserves a fair and equal chance at an education and a career of his or her dreams--but how do you stay focused on school when your classmates are pressuring you to sell and do drugs, carry a gun, or join a gang? Or when you step out into your community and all you see