Seeking Opportunities for Intervention: One woman's efforts to positively influence inner-city youth: Interview with Mary Wade

Loschke, Nicole
March 2010
Peace & Conflict Monitor;
An interview with Mary Wade, a motivational speaker and founder of Building Respect in Community (BRIC), is presented. Asked about the program, she said it resulted from the disrespect she saw all about her when she returned from a 35 year stint outside the U.S. She cited the growing violence among the African-American community and decided to teach them to behave respectfully and with tolerance. Despite her doctorate degree, she claims her family has criticized her for her lack of financial success, as she prioritizes her program above work.


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