Seventeen-year old Angie was a good high school girl who dreamed of being a beautician--until she met Jesus, an attractive, smooth-talking pimp. Jesus lures Angie into working for him changes her name to Peaches. When Peaches's life takes a tragic turn, her son, Jason, must decide whether to continue this legacy of violence or to stop the cycle of hopelessness that threatens to swallow his own life as well.
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Monique W. Morris is a researcher, author, and advocate with more than 20 years of professional and volunteer experience as a scholar advocate in the areas of civil rights and social justice. Morris is a 2012 Soros Justice Fellow and the Co-Founder of the National Black Women's Justice Institute. Prior to this work, Morris was the Vice President for Economic Programs/ Advocacy and Research for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She is also the former Director of Research/Senior Research Fellow for the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice at UC Berkeley Law School and Director of the Discrimination Research Center. For over 15 years, she has led efforts to examine and respond to racial disparities in the justice system. She has worked in partnership with state and county agencies, academic institutions and communities throughout the nation to develop comprehensive approaches and training curricula to reduce ethnic and gender disparities in the justice system. Morris is the author of over 50 published articles, book chapters, and other documents discussing social justice issues. For more information, visit http://moniquewmorris.com. Follow her on Twitter @MoniqueWMorris
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