Yep! You heard that right!

TSM Rochester

Rochester's own, Mayor Ardell Brede, will be going to India later this week. According to The Med City Beat:

"Two representatives from Rochester will travel to India this month to study Mahatma Gandhi's teachings on non-violence.

 

Mayor Ardell Brede and Rochester Police Lt. James Evenson are scheduled to depart Rochester on Jan. 21 and return 10 days later. The cost of the excursion is being split between the city and the group organizing the trip."

My thoughts: Hey, if there's one place to learn about peaceful protests, India is the place to do it!

Mayor Brede will leave for India on Saturday and stay there for ten days. It is hoped that a community meeting will immediately follow it, and a discussion about encouraging peace in Rochester will occur.

Are you excited to learn about what happens in India? I am! To me, going abroad is always a good thing.

Safe travels Mayor Brede!