Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston Opening
The Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston (EGMH) is creating a world-class cultural and educational museum dedicated to preserving and promoting Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy of nonviolent conflict resolution by cultivating universal values of Truth, Nonviolence, Peace, Love, and Service.
When it opens in the Summer of 2023, it will be the only museum of its kind in the Americas dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. The museum will highlight the essence of Gandhi’s teachings and ways of life, from the design of the building to the visitor experience and educational programming.
Having completed His Journey Section of the EGMH museum, the visitor can view a six-minute film in the A Force More Powerful Theatre. The theatre is named after a documentary made in the year 2000 titled A Force More Powerful. The documentary sheds light on the 20th century’s most important and least-known stories – how nonviolent power overcame the oppression and authoritarian rule.
In South Africa in 1907, Mohandas Gandhi led Indian immigrants in a nonviolent fight for rights denied them by white rulers. The power that Gandhi pioneered has been used by underdogs on every continent and in every decade of the 20th century, to fight for their rights and freedom. You can view the six episodes, India’s successful freedom struggle, civil rights movement in USA led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Freedom struggle in South Africa led by Nelson Mandela, Occupation of Denmark by Nazis in Second World War, the first democratic institution behind the Iron Curtain – Lech Walesa and the Solidarity Union and removal of dictator Pinochet in Chile at https://www.nonviolent-conflict.org/force-powerful-english/
The custom-made movie for the theatre will start with Mahatma Gandhi’s life and how it has inspired followers all over the world such as Dr. Martin Luther king, Jr., Lech Walesa, Nelson Mandela, Cesar Chavez, Greta Thunberg, Malala Yousafzai and others.
The total budget for EGMH is $10 million, of which we have raised $7.6 million. To support this project, please help spread the word and follow us on our social media platforms – Facebook and Instagram – @egmhouston. To learn more and donate, please visit www.egmh.org, call 832-850-EGMH, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.