Arun Gandhi to Speak of “Lessons My
Grandfather Taught Me”
Lecture will be part of university
Jan. 20, 2005
Arun Gandhi, grandson of legendary peacemaker and spiritual
leader Mohandas K. Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi), will present “Lessons
My Grandfather Taught Me” on Feb. 3, at 4:00 p.m. as the keynote
speaker during Marquette's annual Mission Week celebration.
This year's Mission Week, themed "Constructing
Peace,” will feature events across campus between Tuesday,
Feb. 1, and Sunday, Feb. 6.
After intense racism in apartheid South Africa filled a teenage
Arun Gandhi with rage, his parents sent him to India to stay
with his grandfather. Eighteen months with his grandfather
armed the younger Gandhi with the powerful philosophy of nonviolence
that helped shape his life's work. Since then he has
led several successful projects for economic and social reform
in India and, together with his wife Sunanda, founded the
M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence at Christian Brothers
University in Memphis, Tenn. , in 1991.
Arun Gandhi will speak at the Varsity Theatre at 1324 W.
Wisconsin Avenue. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Tickets will be issued at the Brooks Lounge on the
first floor of the Alumni Memorial Union on a first come,
first served basis to the general public beginning Tuesday,
Jan. 25. There is a limit of four tickets per person.
Each February, the Marquette community pauses to reflect
on its mission of faith, excellence, leadership and service.
Other Mission Week events include a labyrinth, photo
exhibit, celebration of Indian culture, retreats, lectures,
liturgy and the Faculty Commons, where faculty will share
teaching, scholarship and research related to the Marquette
mission. The Marquette community will also be able to
help construct peace in our own neighborhood by donating tools
for Milwaukee 's Habitat for Humanity.
Complete details of Mission Week are available online at:
. Interested media should contact Anne Broeker in
the Office of Public Affairs.
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Media Relations Specialist
Phone: (414) 288-1988