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Patrina Peters, activist, mother and Mardi Gras Indian, has converted several hardships into a platform for peace and love. As a native New Orleanais from the Lower Ninth Ward, Peters’ commitment to activism is charged by the desire to keep the memory of her son, Damon, alive and to help save the lives of other young African American men. Currently, Patrina devotes her time to support Mayor Landrieu’s NOLA for Life initiative, designed to reduce murders in the city of New Orleans. She also promotes peace and love whenever and wherever she can throughout the city as the Big Wild Queen for the Red Hawk Hunters, a Mardi Gras Indian Tribe. Known as “Queen Trina,” Patrina protects the Big Queen and the children of the tribe by keeping the peace. She lives in the Lower Ninth Ward near her daughter and granddaughter. Her dream is to work with mothers who have lost their sons to violence.