David Dawley was a white former peace corps volunteer who threw his life into helping the CVL tranform. In his definitive "autobiography" of the CVL, A Nation of Lords, Dawley said about Bobby Gore:

"Bobby demonstrated an unrelenting gut determination to survive, to grow — an inspiration to the many young people he urged to give up territorial jealousies, to stop violence, to find a better way."

David and Bobby became life-long friends. Bobby once said to David:

"Rather than pat ourselves on the back for what we are doing now, we need to be kicked in the ass 'cause we should have been doing this 10 years ago.









David Dawley, Alphonso, Cupid, and Bobby in the CVL offices

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