Community Activism a Family Tradition for Head of Violence Interruption Program

Updated: Nov 13, 2020

She remembers the frantic knocks at the door and the family friend who waited almost hysterical on the other side.

“He was saying my brother [Kam] had been shot. I ran to my father and mother’s room and told them. They both immediately got up, jumped in the car and went to the hospital,” said Rukia Lumumba, the 40-year-old founder of the People’s Advocacy Institute, a community resource and training incubator for social, political and economic development in this capital city of some 170,000.

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