“I always felt loved [growing up as a child],” and in her presence, you will feel the same.
Ms. Antoinette Edwards, needs no introduction-- a strong, intelligent black woman, mother, grandmother, friend, community organizer, social justice advocate and Director of the Office of Youth Violence Prevention.
Having dedicated her work to empowering youth from being another statistic, Edwards sees the faces of young boys that resemble the faces of her own grandchildren; boys slain in the withstanding epidemic of gang violence. Working directly with Mayor Hales, a respected man in her eyes, Edwards has implemented many programs that directly bring awareness and action to all dynamics of this issue.
When connecting to the sense of community change that she has witnessed herself, there was the most profound memory, accompanied by lucid sensory elements that she has became attached to walking past the Wonder Bread Bakery, where the Williams New Season stands now.
Her infectious spirit of kindness and eloquence, is why she has become such a “courageous leader.”
Introducing Ms. Antoinette Edwards.