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- Los Angeles, CA, United States
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- Funded on Tuesday, 7th February 2017
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The Architect is a remarkable new manuscript with profound social implications. It is written by two well known former Crip gang members Craig Ross and Steve Champion. Their ground breaking work takes a unique and radical approach to addressing the systematic problems arising from gang violence. The social value of the Architect lies in its call for gang members to take full responsibility for transforming their lives and bringing peace to their communities. Ross and Champion provide a road map to gang members for social change that is both inspirational and aspirational. The authors intimately understand the ethos of gang culture. Thus they are uniquely qualified to offer pragmatic and realistic solutions .In the U.S. there are approximately 30,000 gang members with 800,000 active members. Despite the many gang prevention and intervention programmes, gang injunctions, and massive incarceration gangs will not disappear. The old philosophy of suppression and lock'em up, have failed. Ross and Champion believe it is time for a new philosophy, one of gang transformation. The Architect is the vision for this transformation.
I am appealing to the global community, to everyone concerned about creating healthy, safe and sustainable communities to help me raise the £10000 needed to self - publish The Architect Self publishing The Architect will give the authors the best advantage to get the book into the market where it is needed most. Below is a breakdown of how your money will be spent.
.printing cost 500 books
.Graphic Artist/cover design
.Travel Expenses I.e. book fairs seminars book stores
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