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Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle discusses Satyagraha non-violent form of Meditation

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Saturday, September 28, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013

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1:00pm to 3:00pm

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Call the Branch for details at 310-437-6680.

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Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle is an ongoing series of public discussions developed through a partnership of the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in order to encourage communities to reflect on the ideals of freedom and equality that have helped bridge deep racial and cultural divides in American Life.

Join the conversation with Dorothy James, Spiritual Director and Meditation leader at Playa Vista Library, discussing a form of meditation called "satyagraha," which was employed by participants in civil rights movment and other social justice movements throughout the world. Created by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who deployed satyagraha as a non-violent form of meditation in the movement for independence in India and in struggles in South Africa for Indian rights, influenced Nelson Mandela's struggle against apartheid, and was deployed in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaigns and by the Freedom Riders during the civil rights movement in the United States.
 

 

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