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Gandhi Essay Contest

For Rhode Island 8th Graders

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Gandhi Essay Contest Ceremony 2015-2016

Gandhi Essay Contest Ceremony 2015-2016

Watch the award ceremony and listen to finalists and contest winners talk of their experiences and the value of learning more about Gandhi and nonviolence.

Each year, the Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies hosts the RI 8th Grade Gandhi Essay Contest. The purpose of this contest is to celebrate the life teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and to encourage Rhode Island students in Grade 8 to think critically about, personally connect with, and to become nonviolent peacemakers in their schools.

Thank you to all those teachers and students who have participated in the past and have helped to spread awareness of nonviolent and peaceful alternatives to conflicts, especially in our local and global communities today.