Fresno State Talks: Awakening the Force of Nonviolence by Veena Howard

ProducerFresno State
SeriesFresno State Talks
DescriptionMahatma Gandhi inspired activists from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Nelson Mandela, and remains an icon of nonviolent activism. But many have asked about Gandhi's methodology and philosophy: how did Gandhi transform nonviolence into a weapon to confront social and political injustices? This talk will analyze how Gandhi’s idiosyncratic moral experiments in fasting, simplicity, celibacy, and use of local products were integral in developing "soul-force" for nonviolent activism. It will also demonstrate how his public performance as a saint-politician helped awaken people of diverse backgrounds to the power of nonviolence.
DateFebruary 19, 2016