Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Arun Gandhi Visit

Arun Gandhi, the grandson of the legendary peace-maker and spiritual leader, Mohandas K. Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi, will be coming to the Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) as part of National Interfaith Month on February 29, 2012. Arun will be speaking at the SLCC Taylorsville/Redwood Campus in the Markosian Library on the Second Floor at 12:00p.m. He will be discussing the belief of Nonviolence and how that can relate to greater interfaith dialogue. He will also be presenting this lecture in conjunction with the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable at the Salt Lake City Public Library’s Main Branch at 7:00pm. These events are free of charge and open to the public.

Arun Gandhi has been involved in projects for economic and social reform in India, as well as America. He and his late wife, Sunanda, founded the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence. The institute’s mission is to educate and progress the practices of nonviolence to achieve a sustainable and just world. Arun has also traveled across the global to such places as Brazil, Croatia, France, Ireland, the United Kingdom and Nicaragua, to share his unique perspective on one of history’s most influential leaders.

This event has been made possible by the sponsorship of SLCC’s Speakers Bureau, the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable, and the Salt Lake City Public Library. The Speakers Bureau is a new component of SLCC that seeks to bring nationally acclaimed speakers to the college to expand the student experience and invite the greater community to enjoy these speakers and what they bring to Salt Lake Valley.

Date: February 29, 2012

Times: Morning event: 12:00 p.m., Evening event: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Salt Lake Community College, Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Markosian Library, Second
Floor, 4600 S. Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84123; Evening event: Salt Lake City Public Library, Main Branch, Nancy Tessman Auditorium, 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.

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