The World House Global Network (WHGN), also known as the Gandhi-King Global Network (GKGN), is led by Dr. Clayborne Carson, the founding director of The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford University. The network was founded during the international Gandhi-King conference, which took place at Stanford University in October 2019, commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth.
Prominent scholars and activists convened to discuss the legacies of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., in the contemporary global context. Ela Gandhi and Rajmohan Gandhi (grandchildren of Mahatma Gandhi), Martin Luther King III and his family, Anthony Chavez and Juanita Chavez, the grandson of Cesar Chavez and the daughter of Dolores Huerta, respectively, Sister Helen Prejean, and James Lawson were among the honored guests.
During this historic gathering, conference organizers and participants launched GKGN, now the World House Global Network, in an effort to build an international network of organizations and grassroots groups committed to the nonviolent struggle for human rights. This network seeks to enable and support the collaboration between all people inspired by Gandhi, King, and the power of nonviolence.