How Two Chicagoans Are Working To Stop City Violence

evelyn diaz + audrey wright
Jason Marck / WBEZ
evelyn diaz + audrey wright
Jason Marck / WBEZ

How Two Chicagoans Are Working To Stop City Violence

Morning Shift sat down with two Chicagoans Thursday who are working to stop violence in the city.

Evelyn Diaz is president of the Heartland Alliance, and a former city employee under the Rahm Emanuel and Richard M. Daley administrations. Audrey Wright recently graduated from North Lawndale College Prep High School, where she served as president of the student-led Peace Warriors group.

Diaz and Wright were both speakers at the 2019 Pritzker Forum on Global Cities, which was organized by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs from June 5 to 7.

GUESTS: Evelyn Diaz is president of the Heartland Alliance

Audrey Wright, North Lawndale College Prep High School graduate and former president of the Peace Warriors group

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