One of the many ways the University of Rhode Island Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies engages the community around nonviolence is through its annual Gandhi Essay Contest. This contest is open to local 8th graders.
The evening program on Day Four of the 12th International Nonviolence Summer Institute involved two guest speakers: Gandhi student & scholar Prasad Gollanapalli and Alex Supron, the 2013 winner of the essay contest.
Alex read his essay "The Roots of Ahimsa," which shared his initially reluctant journey into a life of service to others.
Soon, I'll post full audio of his reading.
|Alex Supron, 2013 winner of the Ghandi Essay Contest|