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Barrio Unity Stories Daniel "Nane" Alejándrez




Griego: For 30 years, he's been studying gangs,
seeking an antidote

By Tina Griego

Denver Post Columnist

Daniel "Nane" Alejandrez arrived in Denver on Tuesday and spent Wed sitting in a wing-back chair fielding questions from Dr. Vincent Harding daughter, Rachel. Have you met Dr. Harding? Alejandrez asks me.

At that point, I hadn't even met Alejandrez, who has a national reputati three decades of work with youth involved in gangs, in the life of the st supplants the life of the soul. "The madness that destroys our youth," A calls it.

 He'll be speaking Friday night at 6:30 at Su Teatro on Seventh Avenue Admission is free.
"You have to meet Dr. Harding," Alejandrez says. "He's a great man."

Harding was friend and speechwriter to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. professor emeritus of religion and social transformation at Iliff School of Twelve years ago, he started the Veterans of Hope project. It revolves depth interviews with key leaders, thinkers and activists in civil-rights m past and present. 

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