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Download "Behind Walls" for free. This song is part of our new album that will be released shortly. "Drop the Lead" is an exploration of the two lead problems that face our community on the East side of Cleveland: lead paint and gun violence. 1 in 20 in Flint Michigan have been poisoned by lead. In the Glenville neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio it's 1 in 3. While we work with the Greater University Circle Community Health Initiative to raise awareness and promote solutions to this tragedy, students and families seem much more focused on gun violence. We are hosting conversations between police and teens to try to find solutions to our gun problems as well as improve teen-police relations.
We want to thank Captain Keith Sulzer for visiting over 300 of our teens this year; taking time to listen and share personally. Here's a performance of "Behind Walls," written by Lee Harrill, James Yang and Pat Warner that expresses the anguish and questioning we experience when we see brutal acts of violence between police and citizens. As we talk and try to make sense of it, the only solution is for EVERYONE who cares to build trust, lock arms and come together to rise up for peace on our streets. Thank you Cleveland Police Foundation for inviting us to perform and for all of your work to honor and support the efforts of relationship building between teens and police. It's making a difference. Also thank you for funding from the Cleveland Foundation to make our "Drop the Lead" campaign possible.