Saturday, October 28, 7 p.m.
Farmington Friends Church, 187 County Rd. 8, Farmington, NY
Most widely known as the fifth grandson of Mohandas Gandhi, Arun Gandhi has continued his grandfather’s legacy, first by working with his late wife Sunanda to start projects for the social and economic uplifting of the oppressed using constructive programs, the essence of Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence.
For 30 years in India, Arun and Sunanda, rescued over 125 orphan children from the streets in and placed them in loving homes around the world and began a Center for Social Change, chaging the lives of thousands of people in more than 300 villages. Later, after immigrating to the U.S. in 1987, they founded the M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, now part of the University of Rochester.
After Sunanda died in 2007, Arun founded the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute. It promotes community building in economically depressed areas of the world through the joining of Gandhian philosophy and vocational education for children and their parents.
The author of several books, his most recent, The Gift of Anger, has been translated in 18 languages. It will serve as the basis for his talk on the 28th. The event is co-sponsored by the 1816 Farmington Friends Meetinghouse and is free and open to the public. Please join us for this event.