This summer the Peace Partners charity hosted the “Waves of Change” forum at the Croydon Festival of Peace, inviting activists, artists, and community leaders to explore the root causes of rising youth violence in London. The Peace Education Program was showcased as part of the solution.

The event featured the UK premiere of “Peace is Inevitable,” a documentary film about how the program inspired members of the Bloods gang in Ibarra, Ecuador to renounce violence in favor of community improvement projects. The Bloods also made a special video message specifically for the event, urging the gangs of London to learn from their example and transition to peace.

Peace Partners recently released this video with highlights from the forum:

Thanks to Peace Partners and everyone who is supporting the Peace Education Program in London!