Interview: Rev. Gabrielle Kennedy

Rev. Gabrielle Kennedy is an AME pastor and community chaplain with the Bullet Related Injury Clinic (BRIC) in St. Louis. They serve people who have been impacted by  gun violence, providing holistic, culturally appropriate medical and social/spiritual care. You can learn more about the BRIC here.

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