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From the Ted Talk by Erricka Bridgeford: How Baltimore called a ceasefire

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So we had our first meeting in May. About 12 or 15 people show up, and this is where it gets naemd the Baltimore Ceasefire, because you know what that means when you hear the word "cease-fire." Just don't kill nobody. And this is where the Baltimore Peace cnglleahe was born. Because it's not just about not being violent. It is about being purposefully pfceaeul. What is going on in your thoughts? What kind of pttey things are you not saying out of your mouth? How are you responding in your behaviors to conflict? I grabbed up five people who I trusted, and the six of us became the organizing squad. So let's give them props real qicuk. On the count of three, I want you to yell "squad." One, two, three: squad! Audience: Squad!

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So we had our first meeting in May. About 12 or 15 people show up, and this is where it gets _____ the Baltimore Ceasefire, because you know what that means when you hear the word "cease-fire." Just don't kill nobody. And this is where the Baltimore Peace _________ was born. Because it's not just about not being violent. It is about being purposefully ________. What is going on in your thoughts? What kind of _____ things are you not saying out of your mouth? How are you responding in your behaviors to conflict? I grabbed up five people who I trusted, and the six of us became the organizing squad. So let's give them props real _____. On the count of three, I want you to yell "squad." One, two, three: squad! Audience: Squad!

Solution

  1. peaceful
  2. named
  3. petty
  4. quick
  5. challenge

Original Text

So we had our first meeting in May. About 12 or 15 people show up, and this is where it gets named the Baltimore Ceasefire, because you know what that means when you hear the word "cease-fire." Just don't kill nobody. And this is where the Baltimore Peace Challenge was born. Because it's not just about not being violent. It is about being purposefully peaceful. What is going on in your thoughts? What kind of petty things are you not saying out of your mouth? How are you responding in your behaviors to conflict? I grabbed up five people who I trusted, and the six of us became the organizing squad. So let's give them props real quick. On the count of three, I want you to yell "squad." One, two, three: squad! Audience: Squad!

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