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Connections: Lessons of Nonviolence

Two Rochester residents recently returned after sixteen days of study in South Africa. Both are employed as interns at the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence and, among other responsibilities, share social justice principles and practices with middle school students at Northwest Middle school on the Frederick Douglas campus as part of the team of educators that the Gandhi Institute sends every day.

During the trip the youth toured the country, visiting sites and museums related to nonviolence and the history of overcoming apartheid, as well as community empowerment projects. A special highlight of the visit was meeting Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Mpho. We'll talk to Yahoda Miller and Malik Thompson about how they'd like to translate lessons of nonviolence from South Africa to Rochester. They'll be joined by the director of the Ghandi Institute, Kit Miller. 

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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.

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