January 30th – April 4th
The Season for Nonviolence marks the 64 days between the anniversaries of the deaths of Mohandas Gandhi on January 30 and Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4. The Season for Nonviolence was co-founded in 1998 by Arun and Sunanda Gandhi and the Leadership Council of The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT).
Each year, people around the world participate in the Season for Nonviolence by taking a pledge to create intentional time in their day to reflect on different parts of nonviolence.
Each year we collaborate with a handful of correctional facilities to celebrate the Season for Nonviolence alongside people who are incarcerated. Since 2011 the Gandhi Institute has partnered with people at Groveland, Attica, Auburn, and Wende Correctional Facilities.
Our staff that work in Rochester City Schools incorporate daily reflection prompts from the Season for Nonviolence into discussions and activities that they lead with students.
During the Season for Nonviolence, we have also organized art exhibits, workshops, lectures, book groups, and community dinners.