Erica Ford is widely respected as one of the most diligent and hard working activists of her generation. She is uncompromisingly dedicated to improving of the lives of Black and Latino youth and of the community-at-large. For over 20 years, this outstanding leader and internationally recognized peace activist has led the effort to combat violence and inspire youth in devastated communities. Her current service is centered on LIFE Camp, a youth-based nonprofit organization which promotes the value of LIFE and develops teens and adults into peer leaders, to avoid becoming perpetrators or victims of violence. Ms. Ford’s lifelong activism has taken her all over the world.