21st Annual Gandhi–King Season for Nonviolence
Where: New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W. 64th St.
212-874-5210 Price: Free
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Presented by the Institute for International Leadership, Non-Violence, and Service.
The 21st Annual Gandhi-King Season of Nonviolence features dynamic presentations and performances from student leaders from all across New York and New Jersey. Admission is FREE, ALL Ages, Groups and Individuals are welcome at this Annual Intergenerational Event, go to www.GandhiKingSFN.com to reserve seats!
The “Gandhi-King Season For Nonviolence” is a Global Annual Celebration of the philosophies and lives of Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., designed to promote peace and honor their vision for an empowered, nonviolent world. It is a 64-day period spanning from January 30th (the day Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated 1948) through April 4th (the day Dr. King was assassinated in 1968).
The “Season for Nonviolence” launched in 1998 at the United Nations with substantive endorsements from the former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, the U.S. Ambassador to India, Vice President Al Gore, Coretta Scott King, and the Director General of UNESCO on behalf of its Culture of Peace and nonviolence appeal by the Nobel Peace Laureates. Since its inception, using an “omni-local” model of citizen empowerment, local organizing groups have participated with “Season For Nonviolence” in over 900 cities in 67 countries. Prominent Speakers at our events in New York have included Presidential Medal of Freedom Winner, Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, and Minnijean Brown Trickey and Terrance Roberts of the Historic Little Rock Nine.
This year’s event will include dynamic presentations and performances from Student Leaders from Vista Academy Middle School in East New York, Brooklyn, Youth from The City University of New York C.S.I. Liberty Partnerships Program, Rotary International Students from North Brunswick, Roselle Park, and Edison High Schools, Wadleigh High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Manhattan, Mater Dei Prep High School of New Jersey’s Global Institute, and there will also be an Interactive Flags of the World Ceremony, singing, dancing and more!Buy tickets/get more info now