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Primary Social Change Interest
Why are you interested in the Gandhi-King Community?
I'm the director of Liberation Curriculum at the King Institute at Stanford and also the seminar assistant for the India 2008 overseas seminar. I put 'other' as my social change interest because I think that all the different options listed (peace, social justice, environment) as well as others not listed (education, healthcare, poverty etc.) are intertwined.
I look forward to meeting all of you!

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Using technology to promote peace in the Middle East

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 9:38am 0 Comments

Just wanted to spread news of this wonderful initiative by a Stanford Education PhD student to promote peace in the Middle East through mobile technology that delivers a stories curriculum. Check out the article pasted below and find the original online here:…


Social Justice Plan Book

Posted on May 11, 2010 at 12:30pm 1 Comment

Peace and Social Justice educators may be interested in

Planning to Change the World, a plan book for social justice teachers published by NYCoRE and the Education for Liberation Network. You can order the book here: .…


Clarence Jones Huffington Post article on Obama's Nobel speech

Posted on December 14, 2009 at 4:15pm 2 Comments

Clarence B. Jones, Dr. King's former counsel, advisor, and speechwriter and Scholar in Residence at the King Institute wrote the following article in Huffington Post (pasted below with Mr. Jones' permission). Here is the link to the original article:


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The Gandhi Story, in his own words

Posted on July 31, 2009 at 4:19pm 3 Comments

Recently, I attended a Wednesday evening meditation session run by Charity Focus ( in the Bay Area. While meditation is often followed by discussion of a passage, they hosted a speaker instead - Mahendra Meghani, a translator, editor, bookseller, and publisher. He is a Gandhian, son of a Gujarati poet Jhaverchand Meghani who was named by Gandhi as the national poet of India.

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At 9:47pm on August 18, 2010, Sister Queen Tate said…
At 1:31pm on April 17, 2010, Birendra Kumar said…
Your thoughts force me to write you.I am from India and strong believer of Gandhi , I am in process to set up Gandhi College of Social Work. in west champran. You may read about by clicking here DREAM RAINBOW Regards Birendra
At 3:31am on February 19, 2010, R. Prasad Gandhi said…
Hi Ashni! I am very glad to join you and thanks to you. My self R. Prasad Gandhi. My e-mail ID:
At 3:37pm on March 29, 2009, Esayas Araya said…
Hey Ashni,sorry for the delay. This is something that i've been struggling with for a while now. Liberation, freedom, and justice, i've observed, have been often times limited to a particular a cause or agenda by people i've spoken with. One of our biggest battles so far has been the rift that's developed between some of the faith-based organizations and the surprisingly large LGBTQ association. both groups are very active with similar ambitions, but fail to even look at one another because of obvious reasons. There ideas of liberation and justice, from what i can understand, always find a way to include this debate.
What's crazy about all this is that i saw one faith-based organization protest poverty in Athens. And the very next week, the LGBTQ group--along with others--staged a demonstration for the living wage campaign. Two causes that, in many ways, are one in the same.
I have tried to get everyone on the same page to show them just how influential they can be if they would combine their efforts. But doing so, it's been implied, would steer one faction off their conceptualized path to achieving justice. What do you think?
At 12:27am on March 26, 2009, Esayas Araya said…
Thanks for the encouragement Ashni. There are a lot of egos to contend with but it's always a special moment when different groups and people come together and fix their eyes on the same path.
I'm curious: In your liberation curriculum Initiative, how do deal with competing models of what liberation means? In my neck of the woods there is a strong and influential conservative voice whose idea of liberation often times challenges progressive, liberal-minded followers. Both extremes present legitimate & compelling arguments. How would you deal with this?
At 9:06am on February 19, 2009, Prem Bahukhandi said…
Yes, I agreed with you that all the issue listed are intertwined. Apart from my work in the Himalaya, I am also associated with a campaign for the Dignity and Rights of Sewerage workers, they are the real 'LAST MEN' of Gandhi JI, whenver you in India, do visit and meet these people and me too.
At 10:55pm on December 13, 2008, Mukund said…
Dear Ms. Mohnot,


When ever you visit India, you are invited to Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA). If you would like to arrange any program at AMA please write to us.



Kind regards,

At 11:56pm on November 17, 2008, Pankaj Mistry said…
Ashni if you are coming to India,please ,visit Ahmedabad city where you will find Gandhi Ashram. I look forward to meet you


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