Long Beach – Councilmember Suja Lowenthal is asking Long Beach residents to take part in Long Beach's first annual A Season for Nonviolence. Interested residents should call Kimberly Woods at (562) 208-2248.
A Season for Nonviolence is a national 64-day educational, media, and grassroots campaign inspired by the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Ghandi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It runs from January 30 to April 4.
A Season for Nonviolence has received written support from the Dalai Lama of Tibet, the late Coretta Scott King and Dr. Robert Muller. It has been recognized in 200 cities in 40 states and 10 countries. At least 350 organizations, religious, business, arts, and learning institutions have elected themselves as official campaign co-sponsors.
On January 9, 2007, Long Beach City Council unanimously adopted a motion led by Councilmember Suja Lowenthal to officially recognize and support A Season for Nonviolence.
"With the City of Long Beach's participation, more organizations will be encouraged to contribute their own efforts to make A Season for Nonviolence a commencement for thoughtful discussion and foundation for exemplary action in all 365 days of the year," Councilmember Suja Lowenthal said.
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