The Peace Center Hosts Gandhi for a Celebration

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The Peace Center hosted Gandhi for a Celebration Weekend Two-Day Celebration features Private Reception, Benefit Party, and Family Day Event May 13th and 14th. Barbara Simmons, Executive Director of the Peace Center, announced a Gandhi Celebration Weekend to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s enduring message of non-violence through the work of his grandson, Arun Gandhi, and support The Peace Center’s work of promoting acceptance and respect through prevention and intervention programs.

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Barbara Simmons

Barbara Simmons
Executive Director, has been with The Peace Center since 1987. She is founder of PeaceTalks radio, a project focused on producing radio documentaries from Europe, Asia, the Middle East as well as the United States and Canada. Ms. Simmons is also an adjunct professor for the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Masters Program at Arcadia University.

Arun Gandhi
is the grandson of the late Mahatma Gandhi.  Together with his late wife Sunanda, he founded the M.K. Gandhi Institute of Nonviolence, a non-profit organization devoted to realizing the vision of its historic namesake. The M.K. Gandhi Institute helps individuals and communities develop the inner resources and practical skill needed to achieve a nonviolent, sustainable and just world. Located at the University of Rochester, the M.K. Gandhi Institute collaborates with other nonprofits, academic institutes, students and driven peacemakers in the in the areas of nonviolence education, sustainability and social justice through food, and social justice and nonviolence through restorative justice. Mr. Gandhi is the author of several books, including
M.K. Gandhi’s Wit & Wisdom, World Without Violence: Can Gandhi’s Vision Become Reality?, and The Forgotten Woman: The Untold Story of Kastur, the Wife of Mahatma Gandhi, which he co-wrote with Sunanda.  He travels throughout the world to share his grandfather’s lessons of non-violence.

About The Peace Center
For 26 years, the Peace Center has provided hands-on violence prevention and conflict resolution programming to schools and community organizations throughout the Delaware Valley region. The Peace Center is dedicated to furthering peace by deepening understanding and managing conflict in our community, our nation and our world. It has helped businesses and institutions in Bucks County with training in cultural awareness, mediation, and community building.

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These interviews with local and global leaders capture the essence of living with peace, passion and prosperity through art, service, healing, business, community and music… The more we speak up and share what matters the greater our connection with others may be experienced. I am so moved by Barbara Simmons story and the work she is doing with leaders including Arun Gandhi and the conversation Ellen is leading on her show. There is so much we can proactively do daily to stop bullying in our own lives. What’s your story? Share your message and video message in the comment section.

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