Gandhi Symposium honors social action, service, commitment to nonviolence

Omaha, NE – The UNO School of Social Work recently held its 13th annual Gandhi Symposium.

School of Social Work Director Theresa Barron McKeagney says the symposium honors individuals and organizations that exemplify Mahatma Gandhi's principles of nonviolence, selfless service and social action. Mel Beckman won the award for what organizers say is his commitment to restorative justice and criminal justice system reform.

Beckman founded the grassroots organization Family and Friends of Inmates. He's editor and publisher of the quarterly Nebraska Criminal Justice Review.