Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Video of Little Village Boxing Gym

Photo by Alex Fledderjohn

This just in: the TuMultimedia video about the Little Village Boxing Gym.

During a winter when Chicago Public School students face gang violence and death on the streets, most recently at Crane and Gage Park High Schools, the people behind this gym are creating a real alternative. As one of the youth participants, Semajay Thomas, points out in the video, "For me to not fight on the streets, that's good for me."

Says Robert Ramos, executive director of the gym, "There's never any positive that comes from street violence."

Thanks to Sarahmaria Gomez and Alex Fledderjohn of TuMultimedia for the terrific video.

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