In the wake of the recent violence across USA and in response to the nation’s need to actively engage citizens in discussions and programs that effectively prevent and address violence, several national and global organizations have partnered to host the “Breaking The Cycle of Violence; DC Community Town Hall”
The keynote was delivered by humanitarian and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who is currently on a 9-city tour across the United States to share his vision of a stress-free, violence-free society. Sri Sri’s personal development programs and global service projects in 152 countries have transformed lives of millions including gang members, insurgents, troubled youth in the US and bringing back former extremists to mainstream society. On February 3, 2013, he launched a 1 million member volunteer campaign to address women’s safety and rights and other social issues in India.
This town hall forum recognized the power of every day people, organizations and institutions, leaders and decision makers, in creating social change through non-violence.