Street Corner Resources™

Iesha Sekou

Place of Residence: New York City

Why She’s a Game Changer: Sekou is on the front lines, trying to prevent gang and gun violence on the streets of New York City and Harlem where she lives. But Sekou is one of many activists that you see at the press conference denouncing violence after someone has been shot and killed.


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I Am Peace™

The effort comes in showing  young people a different route, said Sekou.

“We try to help them create a new circle of influence of people producing music, graduating from high school, going to college, and gett training,” said Sekou. “They represent peace in the street and when other kids see it, they want to be involved. They are the pied pipers, but it doesn’t happen overnight.”


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