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Coming up on Connections: Monday, February 24

Feb 24, 2020

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First hour: Arun Gandhi on "The Gift of Anger"

Second hour: Previewing African American heritage celebrations in Rochester

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:

  • 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

Then in our second hour, Garth Fagan Dance, the Rochester City School District, and the City of Rochester’s Black Heritage Committee is teaming up to offer a Black History Month celebration on Saturday, February 29. The artistic program will give students an opportunity to experience live cultural performances and engage with artists. This hour, our guests preview the event and discuss the value of culturally-relevant entertainment and experiences for youth. In studio:

  • Garth Fagan, founder of Garth Fagan Dance
  • William Ferguson, executive artistic liaison for Garth Fagan Dance, and personal assistant to Garth Fagan
  • Jason Willis, director of African American Studies at the Rochester City School District
  • Dominic Pickard, director of arts at the Rochester City School District
  • Caroline Thomas, member of the Black Heritage Committee, and legislative aide to Rochester City Council President Loretta Scott
  • Shawn Dunwoody, artist
  • Britton Bradford, artist
  • Harold Clark, senior director of STEM learning and community at the Rochester Museum and Science Center