Love Walk Partner Spotlight:Peace Learning Center

What is the name and mission of your organization? Peace Learning Center

In the last year, what are three major events/accomplishments of your organization? Instituted restorative practices in several Central Indiana Schools, trained multiple school districts in anti-racism and implicit bias, and made it to our 20th year of service!

How did you develop a relationship with Bust The B.U.B.B.L.E.?  Jay Horan, Director of Engagement, met one of the founders, Anthony Murdock, at a Desmond Tutu Center event.   They connected and agreed a partnership should be explored.

Why was being a partner in this Walk with Bust The B.U.B.B.L.E. important to you?  Peace Learning Center’s mission is to educate, inspire and empower people to live peacefully. Dr. King is an icon of a nonviolent peaceful approach to conflict and differences. He stood up for the dignity and equity of all people.  It is incredibly important to celebrate Dr. King’s call for truth and justice.  This walk embodies everything we, as an organization, stand for.  The partnership is an honor.

What are some of your organizations’s upcoming events that you’d like our readers to know about?  Peace Learning Center is hosting the Indianapolis showing of the 2015 Heartland Film Festival’s Romeo is Bleeding. The film unfolds the reality of ruinous turf wars amongst the neighborhoods of Richmond, California. From the poetic perspective of Donte Clark, audiences experience the raw battles within his hometown. Using his voice rather than violence to make a statement to rally kind-hearted youths, an inner-city adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” takes place; Donte leads with aspirations of peacefully confronting the violence overtaking the place he calls home.
Tickets can be purchased for $15 per person.  Following this screening, there will also be a Q&A available with the film’s director and Donte Clark as well. A portion of proceeds from the evening showing will be in support of the Peace Learning Center’s One Indy Initiative and the theater in Richmond, CA.  More information can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/847440725384839/

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