Homies Unidos

6 Jun

Homies Unidos is a not-for-profit organization, created  in “November 2, 1996 when a group of youth from different neighborhoods came together in San Salvador, El Salvador to discuss methods and means of diminishing the violence that plagues too many of our lives and communities.”  A year later they began their work in Los Angeles. Their work focuses on violence prevention and youth intervention. They also offer services like tattoo removal, parent-child workshops on domestic violence and alcohol and drug abuse, and engaging communities on issues like gentrification and immigrant rights.

Free ALEX SANCHEZ Campaign!

Last year, “internationally recognized community leader, and peacemaker Alex Sanchez (executive director of Homies Unidos) was named in a federal indictment, charging him among a group of twenty-three others with being an active member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang”.

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