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The kick-off featured premiere videos from SNV13 and VoiceWaves, as well as a sneak peak of PeaceBuilders’ anti-bullying anthem and music video, “No Matter What (They Might Say),” by director Alec Watson. A testimonial came from Chris Covington, a local youth highlighted in the VoiceWaves video and recent Peace Maker Award recipient from the Sixth Council District.
At the kick-off, Lowenthal also highlighted the work of Second District neighborhood association, AOC7, whose founding members organized residents in response to crime and violence in the community. Together with partners such as Lowenthal and LBPD, AOC7 has brought about a reduction in neighborhood violent crime.
The Season for Nonviolence, January 30 to April 4, is a national 64-day educational, media, and grassroots campaign dedicated to demonstrating that nonviolence is a powerful way to heal, transform, and empower our lives and communities. Inspired by the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this international event honors their vision for an empowered, nonviolent world. The City of Long Beach and its community partners have participated in a Season for Nonviolence for the last six years.
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