Quiet Radical: Richard Bartlett Gregg, Mahatma Gandhi and the Meaning of Pacifism – Presented by John Wooding

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Thursday, Feb 7, 2019, 7:30 pm

Edgewood Auditorium
575 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA

Richard Bartlett Gregg was the first American to live and study with Gandhi. He became a noted pacifist and author, colleague and friend to Gandhi and many others, including Aldous Huxley and Martin Luther King. He was also an organic farmer who believed that true peace could only be achieved if we lived in deep harmony with nature.

John Wooding is a political scientist and former chair of the Department of Regional Economic and Social Development at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell (UML) and member of the Department of Political Science. He holds degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science and Brandeis University. He served as provost at UML from 2003 until 2007. He has written and published extensively on the politics of environmental and occupational health, and on urban and community development. His latest book was a co-authored work on the politics of higher education. He is currently writing a biography of Richard Bartlett Gregg. The book will be the first full-length treatment of Gregg’s life and politics.


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