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Changemaker Kids: Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Changemaker Kids | 0 comments

Changemaker Kids: Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny

Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny or “Little Miss Flint” has become a face of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Whether speaking out on social media, organizing toy drives, or meeting with President Barack Obama, Little Miss Flint never lets us forget that the water crisis in Flint has still not been resolved. READ an update from December 2016 on the crisis. (Guardian) FOLLOW her on Twitter. FOLLOW her on YouTube. FOLLOW her on Facebook. Watch the Teen Vogue interview with Mari at the January 2017 Women’s March in Washington, DC. Changemaker Kids honors the power of children and teens to Be the...

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Changemaker Kids: Paige Brown

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Changemaker Kids | 0 comments

Changemaker Kids: Paige Brown

17-year-old Paige Brown of Bangor, Maine won the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search for her innovative method of cleaning polluted waterways using dollar-store hair clips, a block of foam, and seaweed! Paige’s invention makes it possible to inexpensively remove excess phosphorus from water in order to prevent harmful algal blooms which kill fish and other plant life. Source: A Mighty Girl Explore...

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Wondermore is Being the Change

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Appearances, Be the Change, Passive Violence, School Visits | Comments Off on Wondermore is Being the Change

Wondermore is Being the Change

  Here’s to Wondermore who is being the change in Boston, MA! The mission of Wondermore is to cultivate children’s curiosity, creativity, and academic achievement by igniting in them a love of good books. We do this primarily by bringing acclaimed children’s authors and illustrators into underserved K-8 Boston Public Schools for visits and writing workshops that align with the curriculum. Thank you for bringing author Bethany Hegedus to Mather School in Dorcester, MA to share the message of passive violence  from Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi...

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Tree of Violence at Pleasant Hills Elementary

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Appearances, Be the Change, Educators & Librarians, Passive Violence, School Visits | Comments Off on Tree of Violence at Pleasant Hills Elementary

Tree of Violence at Pleasant Hills Elementary

Our gratitude to the innovative educators and thoughtful students of Pleasant Hills Elementary who created a Tree of Violence, an exercise the Mahatma asked his grandson Arun Gandhi to do and that marks the pages of Be the Change. “As the monsoon rains renewed the earth, my tree grew and grew.  Both branches were heavy with leaves, but the passive violence side became enormous.” —Be the Change    ...

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Grandfather Gandhi Creators Launch BE THE CHANGE at Festival

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Appearances, Be the Change, Educators & Librarians, Managing Anger | Comments Off on Grandfather Gandhi Creators Launch BE THE CHANGE at Festival

Grandfather Gandhi Creators Launch BE THE CHANGE at Festival

Arun Gandhi, Bethany Hegedus and Evan Turk, creators of the Grandfather Gandhi picture books had a rich, full weekend sharing stories at the Brattleboro Literary Festival in October 2016. Here they are interviewed by Kirsten Cappy of Curious City on “Peace Begins with Me: Channeling Anger & Being the Change.”     This slideshow requires...

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Kid Activists Change the World: Booklist

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Be the Change, Educators & Librarians | Comments Off on Kid Activists Change the World: Booklist

Kid Activists Change the World: Booklist

We are devouring this book list from the mighty Booklist!  Explore the titles in Classroom Connections: Kid Activists Change the World. Does Arun Gandhi think children can change the world?  Yes, he does.  #BeTheChange.  Take the Pledge.

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Gandhi’s Grandson Appearing at Brattleboro Literary Festival

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Appearances, Be the Change | Comments Off on Gandhi’s Grandson Appearing at Brattleboro Literary Festival

Gandhi’s Grandson Appearing at Brattleboro Literary Festival

  Peace Begins with Me: Channeling Anger & Being the Change   Brattleboro Literary Festival Saturday, October 15 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM Centre Congregational Church Brattleboro, Vermont PRINT & SHARE the Event Poster How do we live our lives as light? How do we be the change we wish to see in the world? As a young man, Arun Gandhi explored these very questions with his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi. Those philosophical and political explorations are now featured in the illustrated books for all ages, Grandfather Gandhi and Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story. Creators, Arun Gandhi, his co-author, Bethany Hegedus and illustrator Evan Turk will take us on the journey of these stories as well as help us set our path to “be the change.” The conversation will be moderated by Kirsten Cappy of Curious City.   Listen to the WKVT Podcast on the upcoming event…   Sponsored...

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Life at the Sevagram ashram…

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Featured | Comments Off on Life at the Sevagram ashram…

Life at the Sevagram ashram…

…revolved around the sun.”    —Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story

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The purpose of ashram life…

Posted by on Aug 28, 2016 in Featured | Comments Off on The purpose of ashram life…

The purpose of ashram life…

…was to live simply and nonviolently.  —Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story

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There were eleven vows of ashram living…

Posted by on Aug 27, 2016 in Featured | Comments Off on There were eleven vows of ashram living…

There were eleven vows of ashram living…

…the hardest was the vow not to waste. —Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story

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