Yoko Ono's Non-Violence Project Holding Peace Workshop Coinciding With Copa America

Published: Friday, June 3, 2016 - 11:47am
(Photo courtesy of nonviolence.com)
The Non-Violence Project Foundation is an international education group. Non-violence sculptures like this one were created by the group's Non-Violence Ambassadors.

This Saturday, the Mexican Committee of The Non-Violence Project, a non-profit organization founded by artist Yoko Ono, will visit Arizona. The visit is linked to the Copa America international soccer tournament.

The group of activists from Mexico will travel to promote diversity, inclusion and respect particularly among the Spanish-speaking Latino community.

The delegation is part of The Non-Violence Project Foundation, a worldwide educational initiative created by artist Yoko Ono after the assassination of her husband, legendary musician John Lennon of The Beatles.

The organization does not have an office in Arizona. Mauricio López Aymes with The Non-Violence Project Mexico, explained that the committee will conduct a workshop in Spanish on Saturday about conflict transformation and violence awareness.

The workshop will precede the game between the Mexican National Soccer Team and Uruguay on Sunday at the Arizona Cardinals' University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

López Aymes said the non-volence project does not take a stance on political issues, but could help in finding a solution to issues that concern Latinos in Arizona, 

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