PHOTOS: Chattanoogans Take Part In Memphis Ceremony With Dr. Gandhi

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Some Chattanoogans joined with Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Dr. Arun Gandhi, at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis on Friday.

“Nobody fights with their thumbs out, take it to the top!” is the meaning of a new hand sign Chattanooga and Memphis students embraced following “Season for Nonviolence” talks with Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Dr. Arun Gandhi, at the National Civil Rights Museum on Friday.

This year as 50 Years of Civil Rights is marked, Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Dr.

Arun Gandhi, Congressman Steve Cohen, National Civil Rights Museum, Building Bridges, and representatives from the City of Chattanooga Department of Education, Arts & Culture led this inaugural “Season for Nonviolence” East Meets West visit at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.

The program included East Meets West video conversations between students from Chattanooga’s Talented Tenth Leadership Program at The Howard School and Memphis students from the Building Bridges justice leadership program discussing “A Season for Nonviolence.”

Inspired by Gandhi and Dr. King’s messages of nonviolence, the Chattanooga and Memphis leadership students created and agreed on a brand new hand sign for “No More Violence! Nobody fights with their thumbs out, take it to the top!” This is the beginning of their student-led movement for positive peer pressure.


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