His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama and Lady Gaga to Talk ‘Kindness’ and ‘Compassion’ With the Nation’s Mayors in Indianapolis

June 22, 2016

We are thrilled to announce that our co-founder, Lady Gaga, and His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama will be speaking at the Conference of Mayors this Sunday. Together, they’ll discuss the power of kindness and how we can make the world more compassionate. On Sunday, you can follow the conversation through #CityofKindness and #KindYouth.

Get all the details in the excerpt from the press release below!

The United States Conference Of Mayors 84th Annual Meeting | Sunday, June 26, 2016

Washington, D.C. – His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will address the nation’s mayors the morning of Sunday, June 26, 2016 at The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 84th Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN. The Dalai Lama’s keynote remarks will focus on the global significance of building kind and compassionate cities through action at the local level. Following His Holiness’ presentation, the Dalai Lama will be joined by singer/songwriter, actress, and activist Lady Gaga for an onstage conversation, moderated by journalist Ann Curry, featuring a Q&A session with questions from mayors as well as young people from around the country.
The panel will be joined by businessman and philanthropist Philip Anschutz.

Under the leadership of USCM President Baltimore (MD) Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and host Indianapolis (IN) Mayor Joe Hogsett, nearly 300 of the nation’s mayors will meet in the swing state of Indiana for their Annual Meeting from June 24 – 27, 2016. During the Meeting, mayors will discuss a wide variety of priorities that contribute to the overall health of America’s cities, and consider and adopt the policy resolutions that guide the advocacy agenda of the organization.

Each of the Presidential candidates has been invited to address the meeting, and to discuss The 2016 Mayors’ Compact for a Better America: A Call to Action, which prioritizes urban issues, as well as their vision to strengthen the federal-local partnership and build strong cities and metro economies.

With more than 85% of people in the United States living in our nation’s cities and metro areas, mayors are convinced that despite their geographic location, cities large and small are plagued by many of the same challenges. As a result, and unlike other elected officials, mayors are often able to find common ground and work in a true spirit of bipartisanship.

The mayors will also release a new report with economic forecasts for all of the nation’s 363 metropolitan areas. In addition, USCM will give cash awards totaling more than $1 million to cities showcasing stellar best-practices in the areas of climate protection, community development, and college & career-readiness training.

WHO: The Dalai Lama & Lady Gaga to Address The U.S. Conference of Mayors 84th Annual Meeting
WHEN: Sunday, June 26, 2016 | 10:30a to 12n
WHERE: J.W. Marriott | Grand Ballroom 5/6 | 10 S. West St, Indianapolis, IN 46204 | 317-860-5800

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