How can we save kids from gun violence in America? Pearl Dick is the Artistic Director of PROJECT Fire, a healing arts program for victims of gunshot violence in Chicago. As the flagship healing arts program at Chicago’s Firebird Community Arts (FCA) Program in East Garfield Park, it helps kids who suffer from SELF: a fear for their safety, emotional trauma and anger, loss from injury and a limited sense of the future.
Pearl is a visionary leader who offers lessons of the power that lives within each of us to change the world. She shares the compelling stories and program practices transforming lives through the arts, community, hope and reimagined futures. Opening hearts and changing minds, this is her story.