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Self Care Sundays

Aditi Juneja

Self Care Sundays
27 min2018 AUG 5
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On Part II of our two-part episode on gun violence, we’re talking to Mike Martin, the founder and executive director of RAWTools.

RAWTools is an organization based in Colorado that focuses on restorative justice and conflict mediation. Mike uses non-violence education and community development to combat gun violence and keep communities safe. A former youth pastor turned blacksmith, Mike is on a mission to turn destruction into creation with Swords to Plows. Through this program, you can send your guns to RAWTools and they will turn it into gardening tools or art pieces.

Mike shares his perspective on community care, combating toxic masculinity, and using faith as a guide for peaceful conflict resolutions. He also unpacks his own privilege and how he’s come to learn about self-care from gun violence survivors.

You can learn more about RAWTools on their website and on Twitter. As always, you can find this episode and much more on our Twitter and Instagram at @SelfCareSundays and on Facebook at @SelfCareSundaysPodcast.

This episode can also be found on Spotify, GooglePlay, Stitcher, and RadioPublic. You can access the transcription for this episode here.

Be sure to listen the first part of this series with Maj Toure of Black Guns Matter streaming now!