Ariana's brother was killed in a drive-by shooting. Most of her classmates at Mother Caroline Academy in Dorchester, Massachusetts, have been affected by violence. After watching "Not In Our Town" in a Facing History class, Ariana and her peers launch their own neighborhood “Spread the Peace” campaign to help stop the violence. (11:23)
- Mahatma Gandhi advised “Be the change you want to see in the world.” How do the students and teachers in the video exemplify this idea?
- If the violence in their community persists despite the efforts made by the students from Mother Caroline, do you still think that they were successful? Why or why not?
- The students profiled in the video have faced a lot of adversity, loss and violence. Their Principal stated that she feels these experiences have made them even more motivated to succeed in school and life. What lesson do you feel this could offer to all young people, regardless of economic, racial, religious or cultural background?