We are the ones we've been waiting for.

Many are waiting for someone to make the world right. It's clear that if we continue to look for that someone out there, that we will wait a very long time. The reason is simple. The person staring back from your bathroom mirror every morning is that person you've been waiting for. Gandhi Night is a celebration of that truth. Everything that we may be looking for is already here, right now, in our midst. The great secret Gandhi uncovered was that we are the change.

Within that paradigm of possibility we celebrate Gandhi's life this year. Expect music, dancing, sharing and lots of learning. We are attempting to fold at least 1000 paper cranes during the event that will be set up on campus to bring awareness to the possibility and juiciness of peace, to the reality that we are the change we have been looking for, we are the ones we have been waiting for all along. We are peace. We are love.

The paper cranes we will make will also go to several different places. Some will go to Tennessee where Mary Dennis, a 78-year old peace activist, will place them on the fence of the Y-12 bomb making plant in Oak Ridge, one of the original sites of the Manhattan Project responsible for the first atomic bombs. Some will go to the folks at the Border Patrol Victims Network | Red de Victimas de la Patrulla Fronteriza, where they will place these on the fence dividing Mexico and the United States. A portion of the paper cranes will be kept to be displayed on campus.

We are looking for sponsorship for each crane. All proceeds will support educational opportunities in two rural communities. One is in the village of Chacraseca, Nicaragua where 80% of children drop out of the fifth grade in order to help their parents make ends meet. The average daily wage for a teacher in this community is $5 per day. A subsistence farmer often makes less than $2. The funds we collect will support two groups of children there: 30 primary age children in the Tengo Un Sueño Program and over 100 students in the Vespertino Program (secondary) of the Maryknoll School. You can learn a little bit more about these children by watching this video. (Miami Dade College conducts a study abroad program in this village in the summer. If interested, we offer ENC 1102 and LIT 2480.)

The other community is in Jaqué, Panama. Like in Nicaragua, there are two groups of students, La Escuelita Por la Paz, a pre-school program for community children and the other, El Colegio de la Tierra, a secondary school. MDC's Earth Ethics Institute has a connection to these schools through Ana Maria Vazquez, one of the board members of the Institute.

If you would like to make a donation, please do so to Miami Dade College. Bring checks to the event on October 10th or drop them by Rm. 2218-08 at the Kendall Campus.


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I might bring another 2 people. still unknown

Gabriel Alvernaz 3 years ago

Can I bring my little brother. he's 17 and a senior in high school. If i can then I am bringing plus 1 more Also I would love to help in any way I can! Let me know if you guys need anything

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Yexsabel Escobar (+1) 3 years ago

I would like to help =)

bernie medina 3 years ago
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Alex Salinas 3 years ago

I come in the sincere hope that I can embody peace, fold it into my life. moment by moment.

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Leonardo Alfonso 3 years ago

I look forward to this event.

Carlos Glz Morales (+2) Organizer

I'm really excited! Gandhi is the man!

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3 years ago

Gandhi Night will take place this Friday. Come with an open heart. We will have an amazing night. Some time ago I learned that feeding people is one of the most powerful things we can do. Let us feed one another not only with our presence on Friday but also with some delicious food. Please bring food for yourself and to share with someone else. The feast that we create will be a sign of the possibility of love and service.

3 years ago

If you would like to register your service and are and MDC student, please do so through our service-learning office. Choose Gandhi Night as the service agency on the form. Here's the link: https://sisvsr.mdc.edu/cci/stuapp.aspx

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