Be the Change

Stand Up For Peace & Nonviolence

#Gandhi150  |  #RethinkPeace

Support for project from Dan Domenech – Executive Director, AASA

Inviting All EDUCATORS to promote nonviolence education by organizing a 90-minute event at your educational institution.

Join 1,000 Schools, Colleges and Universities across the United States pledging for peace & nonviolence on the momentous occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.

Enroll your institution today, let us stand up together and raise our voice for PEACE !

WHEN:  Oct 2, 2019 – Oct 1, 2020
WHAT:   Stand Up for Nonviolence – Gandhi 150 Event
WHERE:  Educational Institutions across US

An Incredible Opportunity
to take action to reinvigorate a nationwide peace and nonviolence movement
Inspire Children and Youth
to Stand Up for Nonviolence
and adopt it as a way of life
Join the Educators
Collaboration Network

to discover and implement new ideas to promote peace

Plan of Action


Nonviolence Champion

Nominate a faculty member from your educational institution, as the champion for the event.


in Action

On Oct 2nd, host a screening of the documentary film,
From India with Love”, followed by an interactive discussion to promote peace.


in Classrooms

Lead an experiential learning module on nonviolence in the classroom and promote peace.

Enroll Your Institution

The event enrollment fee is $250. This price includes:

  • A license to host multiple film screenings of the Documentary ‘From India with Love’ at your educational institution

  • A facilitator’s guide to be used for the event to deepen the understanding and practice of nonviolence. This guide will also have exercise/activities that can be used in the classroom after the event to deepen the experience.

  • An educator from your institution will qualify to be selected for the Nonviolence Ambassador Certification Program to be held in Washington DC in Summer 2020. This certification will empower the educator to promote PEACE within your institution

From India With Love

A Documentary Film to Reinvigorate Peace and Nonviolence

From India with Love is a documentary film about six victims of violence from across America who embarked on a transformational journey to India, inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who had also visited India to study nonviolence.
The group included a single mother, whose son was brutally murdered in the tragic Sandy Hook school shooting, and her best friend, a former gang member from Los Angeles, an educator from Newark, a social entrepreneur, a music scholar and social justice activists from Oakland.
The film showcases how the journey exploring the united diverse culture of India empowered them with wisdom & inspiration to find healing, solace and rejuvenate their commitment to become stronger ambassadors of nonviolence in their communities and neighborhoods.

Film Review by Nonviolence Advocates

“I enjoyed the film very much. What an important framework that you are offering of transformation and possibility for people who have been most affected by violence. I would love to explore possibilities of bringing the program in Rochester.”

“The heartwarming film opens up a healing way for the most serious problem of our age. It concerns not only this small band but, by implication, every one of us. The creators of the event and the film deserve our thanks and congratulations.”

Testimonials from Community Leaders

Capt. Jon Pinto

(Los Angeles Police Department)

Ruben Cantu

(Social Activist, Austin)

Mayor John Tecklenburg

(Charleston, South Carolina)

Our Partners

Cities4Peace is an Initiative of the International Association for Human Values [ IAHV.ORG]