girlspledgeAs we commemorate the attacks of 9/11, there is a reason to celebrate the day.

One hundred years ago today, on September 11, 1906, Mohandas Gandhi convened a meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, to mobilize his community to oppose racially degrading legislation. On that September 11th, more than 3,000 people solemnly pledged to disobey the proposed law. So began the “Satyagraha” (or truth-force) movement of organized nonviolent action, and the unfolding history of people-power movements.

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