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MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence

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Our Mission is to help individuals and communities develop the inner resources and practical skills needed to achieve a nonviolent, sustainable, and just world.

The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence is a nonprofit that equips people to use nonviolence to create a sustainable and just world for all. We prioritize programming for people between the ages of 12 and 24 as well as those who serve those age groups. The Institute continuously offers groups and individuals training in skills such as Nonviolent Communication, meditation, cultural humility, and experiential interconnectedness, and fosters responses to systemic violence in the Rochester area through projects focused on urban agriculture, racial healing work, and restorative approaches to conflict. The Gandhi Institute is housed at 929 S. Plymouth Ave, between Flint and Magnolia streets and provides an inviting and safe place for a wide variety of groups to meet. We make our conference room freely available to groups on a donation basis, and we maintain a large community garden that is available to all. The Institute maintains a collection of books, videos, and recordings which cover the lives and legacies of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other important social activists. These materials are available for use by those seeking to learn more about such topics. By serving as a physical manifestation of Gandhian principles and Martin Luther King’s Beloved Community, the Gandhi Institute seeks to advance the cause of peacemaking regionally and beyond from within a neighborhood challenged by poverty and violence.
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  • Garden Work Party 5/21

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    Join staff and board members to help clean the garden space and take care of new plants at the start of the growing season. Even if you can't make the whole time, we definitely appreciate your supp...

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  • Youth Healing Hate Symposium

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    Join us to celebrate our 2022 Youth Healing Hate grant recipients! Rochester youth have spent the spring working on projects to  promote peace and healing in their communities. On Friday June ...

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  • Book Group: Your Children are Very Greatly in Danger

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    That Rochester has a segregated past, despite being a northern city, would not surprise long time residents or even visitors to our community. However, few of us have an understanding of the deep r...

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  • Nonviolent Communication: Communicating for Change

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    For many folks, effective communication has never felt harder or more important. Given the challenges our communities have been facing, it can be easy and almost irresistible to disengage from othe...

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  • Big Tech, Mental Health, and Social Change

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    On average, people in the US spend about 3 hours on their phones per day and 8 out of 10 of us check them within fifteen minutes of waking up. In just a handful of years, smartphones and social med...

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  • Weekly Grief Circles May & June 2022

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    "People are not going to find their truth-force, or inner authority, by listening to the so-called experts, but by listening to themselves. Every one of us is an expert on what it is like to live ...

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  • Redwings game!

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    Join us at the game for some FUNdraising.

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    Join us at the game for some FUNdraising!!

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    Join us at the Redwings game for some FUNdraising!

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    Join us at the Redwings game!

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  • Redwings game!

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    Let's have some fun together while bringing in donations for the institute.

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  • Redwings Game!

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    Join us on game day working the pretzel stands!

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  • Gandhi tea social

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    Join us for some tea and good conversation.

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  • Gandhi tea social

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    Join us at the Gandhi Institute for a cup of tea and good conversation.

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  • Gandhi tea social

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    Join us at the Gandhi house for a cup of tea and good conversation

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  • Bed Building Day

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    Join us in building frames for and filling our new community-tended garden plots. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty.

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  • Garden Party

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    Drop by our community garden any time between 12:00 pm and 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and 11:00 am and 3:00 pm on Saturdays to help us plant, tend, and harvest food and flowers with our neighbors. Wear ca...

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    Restorative Justice Work in Rochester Schools

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    Building a just world means investing in our youth. We have two staff members supporting two Rochester city schools. Our staff support these schools by creating restorative spaces for the students,...

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    Community Support and Nonviolence Education

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    We offer programming focused on anti-racism, nonviolence education, grief and much more. Some on-going projects we support are a Transformative Justice Fellowship and annual Youth Healing Hate gran...

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    Gandhi Community Garden

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    On our acre of land we are able to provide free organic produce to the PLEX neighborhood. We rely mainly on volunteers to support the garden work and donations to maintain garden and orchard upkeep...

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  • #Lessismore Info Session

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    Join the Katal Center to learn more about the Less Is More Act, signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul in 2021.

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  • Book Group: Purpose of Power

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    Join Chyna Moorehead in exploring Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza’s transformative book “The Purpose of Power”. This space is intentional for BIPOC only. If you have any questions feel f...

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  • Book Group: We Want to Do More Than Survive

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    Join us for a 3-week exploration of Dr. Love’s award-winning book, "We Want to Do More than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom," in which she offers a vision of e...

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  • Soulforce III

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    Join us Saturday, April 9th for the return of our annual spring fundraiser, Soulforce III! "Soulforce" refers to a term Gandhi used, satyagraha, which means truth-force, or love-force, and is char...

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  • Community Dialogue: Masculinity and Violence

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    Join us for the second of two community dialogues on the connections between masculinity and violence. We will discuss masculinity and media stereotypes and their ties to violence and desensitizati...

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  • Season for Nonviolence Talking Circle

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    Let's practice 64 days of nonviolence together!

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  • The Gift of Anger Book Group

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    Join us as we read Arun Gandhi's "The Gift of Anger".

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  • Online Book Group: “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community"

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    Tuesdays, March 8th - April 5th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm EST Cosponsored by the Center for Dispute Settlement. While Dr. King's legacy is celebrated in thousands of events each year, his commitment to nonvi...

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  • Gandhi Store

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    Welcome to our 'Gandhi Gear' store! We sell one-of-a-kind handmade sewn goods that are made in-house at the Gandhi Institute by a group of volunteers. In keeping with Gandhian ideals of sustainabil...

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  • Transforming Justice Fellowship

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    In partnership with Center for Dispute settlement (CDS) and Partners in Restorative initiatives we bring you the Transforming Justice fellowship. This multi year fellowship will train fellows in co...

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    30K for 30 YEARS

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    In honor of the Gandhi Institute's 30th anniversary, we invite our beloved community to participate in our 30 for 30 fundraiser. We stand committed to nonviolence education, anti-racism and racial ...

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