Councilmember Lowenthal Provides “Daily Commitments to Live By” During “Season for Nonviolence”

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Suja-Lowenthal, Mujer 2010

Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal

Dear friends and neighbors,

A Season for Nonviolence, January 30 – 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 lives and communities. Inspired by the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this event honors their vision for an empowered, nonviolent world.

On January 9, 2007 my colleagues and I unanimously voted to recognize A Season for Nonviolence annually in the City of Long Beach.  The goal of the Season is to encourage all of us to live our lives by the principles of nonviolence inspired by Gandhi and King.

Each week throughout the Season, I will be sending out “Daily Commitments to Live By,” adapted by the Denver Area Task Force for A Season for Nonviolence in 1998.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call my office at (562) 570-6684.

January 30 ~ “Today, I will reflect on what peace means to me.”
January 31 ~ “Today, I will look at opportunities to be a peacemaker.”
February 1 ~ “Today, I will practice nonviolence and respect for Mother Earth by making good use of her resources.”
February 2 ~ “Today, I will take time to admire and appreciate nature.”
February 3 ~ “Today, I will plant seeds – plants or constructive ideas.”
February 4 ~ “Today, I will hold a vision of plenty for all the world’s hungry and be open to guidance as to how I can help alleviate some of that hunger.”
February 5 ~ “Today, I will acknowledge every human being’s fundamental right to justice, equity, and equality.”
February 6 ~ “Today, I will appreciate the earth’s bounty and all of those who work to make my food available.”

Warmly,

Suja Lowenthal, DPD
Vice Mayor
Second District, City of Long Beach

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