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State Proclamation for A Season for Nonviolence

Executive Department


WHEREAS, violence prevention and conflict resolution programs in schools and communities throughout the nation and world are positively affecting our families and our neighborhoods, one day at a time, and

WHEREAS, every person can move the world in the direction of peace through their daily nonviolent choice and action; and

WHEREAS, tan awareness of nonviolent principles and practices is a powerful way to heal, transform and empower our lives and communities; and

WHEREAS, January 30, 1998 and April 4, 1998 commemorate the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Now, Therefore, I, Jim Edgar, Governor of the State of Illinois, proclaim January 30-April 4, 1998, as A SEASON FOR NONVIOLENCE and all citizens to participate in local, national, and global educational and community action campaigns, to honor those who are using nonviolence to build communities that respect the dignity and worth of every human being.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Illinois to be affixed.

Done at the Capitol, in the City of Springfield, this Fourteenth day of October, in the Year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and ninety-seventh.