GWPOP is a grass root peace movement created to mobilize millennials and help them become a powerful element of peaceful change by encouraging the younger generation to have their voices heard and participate in our democracy. GWPOP organizes events to bring young people together face to face in open spaces to engage in and experience inTent Talks, music, art and food.
trust through being community. Encouraging open conversation, art, music, film, and sport.
a platform for expressing public opinion and new ideas.
government policies that protect human rights, animals, and planet resources.
care for mind, body,
peaceful human relationships.
Youth in Need
of Beach Cities 6th-12th grade students report lacking a sense of belonging
of Beach Cities 11th graders reported chronic sad or hopeless feelings in the past 12 months
of Beach Cities students reported seriously considering attempting suicide in the past 12 months
of Beach Cities students who reported using alcohol or drugs in the past 30 days
Peace over power, with the power of peace
Through inTent Talks we hope to shine a light on mental health and provide teens a supportive environment through conversation, art and music.
The talks are unscripted, no pressure, no judgement forums that give teens the opportunity to be in the moment, get involved with important topics, and meet like-minded individuals. In return, we hope that participants can spread peace with the people in their lives.
In 2015, Amanda Hunter of Hermosa Beach and lead singer of Mande Dahl had the idea of using inTent Talks and festivals to build the Power of Peace in young people from all walks of life. She began bringing young people together in small tents in open spaces to talk with each other. In 2018 the first Good World Peace Festival was held in South Park Hermosa Beach and became an annual event. Learn more at MandeDahl.com