Arun Gandhi to Speak at Illinois Wesleyan
Sept. 11, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— On Thursday, Sept.19, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Arun Gandhi,
will present a lecture to the Illinois Wesleyan community, sponsored by the Illinois
Wesleyan Student Senate and Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.
The event will be held in the Hansen Student Center (300 E. Beecher St., Bloomington).
The lecture will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A session at 7:45 p.m. and a meet
and greet with the audience at 8 p.m.
Arun Gandhi grew up under the discriminatory apartheid laws of South Africa, where
his grandfather, the honored civil rights leader and symbol for peace, taught him
the concept of total nonviolence— the act of being harmless under every condition
to both oneself and others. Arun Gandhi shares the lessons of peace and equality he
learned from his family throughout the world.
A former journalist for The Times of India, Gandhi has delivered speeches in over 11 countries as well as at various college
campuses throughout the United States. He and his wife Sunanda also instituted programs
for the social and economic uplifting of oppressed people in India. He is the author
of several books, including “A Patch of White,” an account of life in prejudiced South
Africa and “The Forgotten Woman: The Untold Story of Kastur Gandhi, Wife of Mahatma
Gandhi,” a biography of the supporting woman behind the successful peace-maker, which
he co-authored with his wife.
For additional information, contact Brexton Isaacs, president of the Illinois Wesleyan
University Student Senate, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Tia Patsavas ’16 (309) 556-3181, email@example.com