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Forest Whitaker Partners with Cal State University Dominguez Hills to Teach Middle School Students Peace and Conflict Resolution

On September 6, 2016, at a school-wide assembly at Andrew Carnegie Middle School, artist and social activist Forest Whitaker—the Founder and CEO of the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation—officially launched the more

Celebrating the Potential of Youth for Lasting Peace and Sustainable Development

By Forest Whitaker August 12, 2016 There are over 1.8 billion people on this planet between the ages of 10 and 24—the most at any time in history. This figure is a positive sign, for, in all the societies and countries of the world, young women and men are a group that actively looks more

A Message of Hope for South Sudan

By Forest Whitaker July 28, 2016 Over the past three years, I’ve had the privilege to meet and work with hundreds of young women and men from South Sudan. Each time I am able to visit their country and speak with them, I am always struck by their enduring hope for the future of their nation and more