Reflections on Martin Luther King’s legacy on the 50th anniversary of his death
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About the Event
ABOUT THE EVENT
Rev. Dr. William H Wilkinson, Arun Ghandi, and Kit Miller share a round table discussion on the life and legacy of Dr Martin Luther King. The discussion will be moderated by Heather M. Cook, member of Central Finger Lakes Friends Meeting, an experienced clerk and group facilitator who carries concerns about violence in its many forms, and is beginning to understand the work of justice to be about healing and teaching.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Rev. Dr. William Huston Wilkinson is a Teaching Elder/Pastor at the First Presbyterian Church, Medina, New York. A member of the Presbytery of Genesee Valley, Pastor William is an advocate of a three-tiered approach, identity, connectedness and power to the peacemaking process.
Arun Manilal Gandhi is an Indian-American socio-political activist, and the fifth grandson of Mohandas Gandhi. Arun has been active in the United States since 1987 with the founding of the M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence. In 1996, he cofounded the Season for Nonviolence as a yearly celebration of the philosophies and lives of Mohandas Gandhi and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, In 2014, Arun co-authored a children’s book, Grandfather Gandhi, which carries a pro-peace message.
Kit Miller has served as the director of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence since 2009. Kit has been learning about and organizing for nonviolence for the past 25 years and draws on Gandhian and Kingian nonviolence, as well as Nonviolent Communication and Permaculture for direction and daily practice. In addition to using the Institute itself as a learning laboratory for principled nonviolence with colleagues, she teaches and works on community projects related to restorative justice, sustainability and anti-racism as applications of nonviolence in Rochester.