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Connections: Arun Gandhi on how nonviolence can solve problems and seek justice

Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, says a lesson about anger his grandmother taught his grandfather helped shape the family’s philosophy of nonviolence. 

In a recent talk entitled “The Gift of Anger,” Arun Gandhi discussed the principles of truth, love, and peace, and how nonviolence can solve problems and seek justice. This year marks what would have been Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birthday.

To honor his life and work, several community partners have come together to offer celebratory events, including an exhibit called “Gandhi@150” at the Central Library of Rochester.

Arun Gandhi and his colleagues join us to discuss his philosophy. In studio:

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  • Arun Gandhi, author and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi
  • Jonathan Jones, trainer with the Alternatives to Violence Project, and nonviolent communication trainer at the Gandhi Institute
  • Ashwin Shah, peace volunteer and organizer of the Gandhi@150 exhibit at the Central Library of Rochester

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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.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.

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