As gun violence continues to grow in the United States, more and more people are hoping to change that.
Since the tragic Sandy Hook school shooting in December 2012, where 26 people were killed, including 20 children, there have been a documented 41 deaths in incidents at U.S. schools.
"We're the problem, Americans," Dr. Stephanie Myers, co-founder of Black Women for Positive Change, said. "We have a culture of violence."
Myers is calling for a culture change in the way U.S. citizens view violence with a national week of nonviolence in August.
"We're saying citizens, you can not sit back and expect the government to take care of everything," Myers cautioned.
To combat violence, the Black Women for Positive Change are seeking passage of gun control legislation, local training opportunities in conflict resolution and creation of new industries geared towards nonviolent entertainment.
National Non-Violence Week will be August 16 - 23.