Photo by Alicia Lebens
Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatmas Gandhi, spoke at Ely Memorial High School about his grandfather and about peace through nonviolence. The event was was organized by the school’s student council and funded by the students through grant writing and donations.
Gandhi spoke about living with his grandfather before his assassination, growing up in the village of Durban in South Africa during the Apartheid and his thoughts about bullying, environmentalism and women’s issues through nonviolence.
From the Duluth News Tribune:
“This is an once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Ely Memorial High School Student Council member Berit Schurke said. “It’s truly an honor that he’s taking time to speak to us about ways we can each assist in changing the world through nonviolent means for social justice. It’s something that is a life-changer.”
— Alicia Lebens, contributor, Minnesota Today