Forest Whitaker: Behind-The-Scenes Of His International Peace Movement

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Most of us know Forest Whitaker from movies such as The Last King of Scotland, Repo Men, The Butler,  and the upcoming film, Black Panther, but there is another side to the Oscar-winning actor. He is also a determined humanitarian and activist. “War that could manifest itself in violence in the home, escalate the violence inside ones community and which could lead to civil unrest in society, then explode into war on the world stage.” This quote from the 2011 UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation inductee sums up why he founded the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative (WPDI), an international organization building peace programs around the world.