VIDEO: Fresno State Peace Garden commemorates Gandhi’s legacy

Gandhi's statue in the Fresno State Peace Garden at sunrise

As the world commemorates Gandhi’s 150th birthday, Fresno State’s Dr. Kapoor talks about the efforts to memorialize his legacy through the Peace Garden.

Fresno State Peace Garden commemorates Gandhi’s legacy

Fresno State is hosting several events surrounding Gandhi’s 150th birthday and the lasting legacy he left behind. More at http://fresnostate.edu/gandhi150

October 2

Exhibition on lives of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Daisaku Ikeda, and Cesar Chavez
9 a.m. at the Henry Madden Library Ellipse Gallery. Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro will speak at a ribbon cutting event. The exhibition will remain open during library hours until Oct. 12.

Candlelight vigil for World Peace
6 p.m. at the Fresno State Peace Garden The event will include a garlanding and flower ceremony, speakers, classical dances, mediation and candlelight vigil.

October 10 & 11

Gandhi’s Global Legacy International Conference

Gandhi's Global Legacy International Conference keynote speakers Rev. James Lawson Jr., Dolores Huerta, Nipun Mehta, Mary Elizabeth King and Ramsey Jay Jr.
Gandhi’s Global Legacy International Conference keynote speakers Rev. James Lawson Jr., Dolores Huerta, Nipun Mehta, Mary Elizabeth King and Ramsey Jay Jr.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Reverend James M. Lawson, Jr., ‘Architect of the Nonviolent Movement in the US’ (1953-1973); UCLA lecturer
  • Dr. Mary Elizabeth King, Director, James Lawson Institute; Fellow at the University of Oxford
  • Ramsey Jay, Jr., Global Investment Management Executive/Strategic Consultant
  • Dolores Huerta, President and Founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation
  • Nipun Mehta, Founder of ServiceSpace.org, San Francisco, California

Click here for the full conference schedule

October 14

Ela Gandhi to speak on “Gandhian legacy and challenges ahead in the 21st century: personal perspectives”

7 p.m. in the North Gym

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Fresno State College of Arts and Humanities Communication Specialist

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