Wednesday Lunch Talk - Tools for Change: Sharing Nonviolence with Students in Rochester

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Noon - 12:50 pm
Genrich-Rusling Room, 215 LeChase

The staff of the M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence offer weekly sessions in four local schools and a local library incorporating mindfulness and meditation, Nonviolent Communication, Dr. King's six principles of nonviolence, the history of the Civil Rights Movement, and Gandhi's history and philosophy. Topics include:
  • Understanding violence on the internal, interpersonal and structural levels,
  • Understanding nonviolence as both a philosophy and practice,
  • Transforming a negative situation into a positive one,
  • Preventing and responding to bullying,
  • Creating healthy habits.
Students identify and work on projects focused on improving the climate of their schools while also developing their own tools and leadership skills.

This talk on the work of the Gandhi Institute will be presented by Joel Gallegos Greenwich, a Ph.D. student in Human Development; Kit Miller, Director of the Gandhi Institute; and David Sanchez, the Institute's Youth Program Coordinator.

A light lunch will be served. Food will be available at 11:45 am. Program starts promptly at noon.

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