Meeting the Peace Train

As part of the Season of Nonviolence and preparation for this Saturday’s Carry the Vision conference, the Gandhi-King Peace Train has been traveling up to San Jose from Los Angeles, carrying a group of 200 youth delegates and policy makers who have been exploring the legacy of Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Cesar Chavez. Tomorrow there will be a Living Legends of Noviolence Congress gathering in San Jose.

You are invited to join a Candlelight Vigil this evening, April 19, at 8:27 pm at the Diridon station (65 Cahill Street, San Jose) to greet the Peace Train and its travelers. The vigil will begin at 8 p.m. and will be joined by Mayor Chuck Reed, Vice Mayor Dave Cortese and dozens of citizens who practice principles of nonviolence.

Among those on the train are family members representing the Gandhi, King and Chavez legacies in nonviolent social change assembling together for the first time. This includes: Arun Gandhi &. Paritosh Gandhi Prasad: Gandhi’s grandson and great, great-grandson Yolanda King: Daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. Paul Chavez: Son of Cesar Chavez, President National Farm Workers Service Center Richard Chavez: Brother of late Cesar Chavez Dolores Huerta: Dolores Huerta Foundation Dr Lawrence Carter Sr.: Dean of MLK Jr. International Chapel Morehouse College Dr. Bernard Lafayette: Contemporary of Dr. King (U of Rhode Island Peace Studies), and Brother David Steindl-Rast, OSB Immaculate Heart Hermitage.

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