What's up City Lifers? I have some cool and interesting news about an event that will begin January 29 - April 30 at 1 p.m. inside the Long Beach Public Library auditorium calledA Season for Non Violence. This is 64-day campaign that includes education, media, grassroots to promote and honor Mahatmas Ghandi, Martin Luther King, and Daisaku Ikeda. This is actually the first I've heard of a season of nonviolence, and I think it's a step in a right direction to end some of the violence going on in society.
Aside from the speculation about Ghandi being racist towards Black people, (we can go into that later) all three of these men have made a difference in the world. This comes at a critical time in Long Beach, with the announcement of the City's lowest crime rates in years and the recent murder of the liquor store clerk on 4th Street. This still shows that we have a lot to work on if we want to make Long Beach a safer place to live.
Did you attend last year's event? If you had to rate Long Beach on it's nonviolence on scale from 1-10 what would it be? Do you think Long Beach is s safe place to live? In your opinion, where in Long Beach are the most violent areas?