Interview with Jonathon Jones, Facilitator at M.K. Gandhi Institute

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I am excited to share this interview with Jonathon Jones who worked with Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi, at the M.K. Gandhi Institute. Jonathon brought the 64 Days of Nonviolence to prison. The 64 Days on Nonviolence represents the “Season of Change” beginning on January 30th, which was the day Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated and ending on April 4th which was the day Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.

Arun Gandhi asks us to think about the violence we are still bringing to the world: physical violence and passive violence. Jonathon Jones discusses his path from violence to nonviolence, from prison to freedom.

Formerly incarcerated, Jonathon Jones works for the M.K.Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence in Rochester, New York as a Community Trainer and worked with Arun Gandhi bringing the Season of Nonviolence and the 64 Days of Nonviolence to prisons in NY State. His vision is to reach back and teach people nonviolence as a philosophy for change in the community and prison. He facilitates various workshops: Communication for Change; De-escalation (getting bystanders involved); Kingian Nonviolence, Conversation for Difficult Times and Book groups. He is a Season for Nonviolence organizer.

Please visit our website https://compassionprisonproject.org/ to learn more about compassion, ACE awareness and nonviolence.

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Fritzi Horstman

Founder and Executive Director

 

Fritzi Horstman is the Founder and Executive Director of Compassion Prison Project. She is a Grammy-award winning producer for her work on “The Defiant Ones”, has been a producer and post-producer on dozens of television projects and documentaries and has directed several films. She believes it is urgent to bring humanity and compassion to those living behind bars and these acts will help transform our society. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Vassar College.

Interview with Jonathon Jones, Facilitator at M.K. Gandhi Institute

Jonathon brought the 64 Days of Nonviolence to prison. The 64 Days on Nonviolence represents the “Season of Change” beginning on January 30th, which was the day Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated and ending on April 4th which was the day Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.