Michael Patrick MacDonald
Michael Patrick MacDonald is an Irish-American activist against crime and violence and author of his memoir, “All Souls: A Family Story From Southie”. Since being involved in activism, he helped to start Boston’s gun-buyback program, founded the South Boston Vigil Group and helps survivor families and youth against violence all over the country.
MacDonald has been awarded an Anne Cox Chambers Fellowship at the MacDowell Colony, a Bellagio Center Fellowship through the Rockefeller Foundation, and residencies at Blue Mountain Center and Djerassi Artist Residency Program.
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