Frontline Peacebuilding As A Model For Large Scale Change

Summer of Peace 2012 > Community Peacebuilding > Urban Peace
Broadcast on August 09, 2012
With Pete Carroll & Brian Center & Alfred Lomas

Alfred Lomas

Founder of LA Gang Tours

Alfred Lomas is a former gang member of the largest and most notorious gang in South-Central Los Angeles and a veteran of an elite U.S. Marine corps Infantry unit. Upon his Military discharge, Alfred later operated as a freelance hired gun protecting criminal assets and body guarding for some of Los Angeles top gang leaders and participated in many of L.A.s deadliest drug wars.  After a radical and life changing experience he received the Lord as his personal Savior he has dedicated his life to serving the Los Angeles community through humanitarian aid and violence reduction/prevention.  He got his start as the Director of the mobile food truck program at the Los Angeles Dream Center.  He has pioneered food distribution sites in rival Blood and Crip territories that are sworn enemies to his gang.T  hese efforts have helped bridge communities torn by multi generational hatred and violence.  He later created LA Gang Tours, a nonprofit creating jobs and provide opportunities for the residents of South Central, Los Angeles.