Arun Gandhi talks social justice in Ely

Arun Gandhi Ely April 2012

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

Arun Gandhi urges practice of nonviolence, personal peace

 

Arun Gandhi, grandson of Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi, delivered the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture Feb. 13, 2012 in Sage Chapel.

Committed to social justice and economic-based charity as solutions to the world’s problems, Gandhi founded the Center for Social Unity, an anti-poverty organization in India, and the University of Rochester-based M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence.