Every year since Richard Gordon’s 17-year- ld son, Kwame, was fatally shot at a party in 2006, the California State
University, Dominguez Hills professor of teacher education (at left) has honored his memory with an annual dinner to raise funds
for a scholarship at the Waldorf School in Altadena in Kwame's honor. A major component of the memorial are guest speakers,
many of whom are Gordon's colleagues and their students,
who provided information and testimonials on how violence has impacted their lives, and their recovery from the trauma.