Ela Gandhi, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, to visit FAU


Staff report

Peace activist and granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi Ela Gandhi will visit Florida Atlantic University on Oct. 21.

FAU will present “A Life for Peace, from Apartheid to Democracy,” with Ela Gandhi, at 4 p.m. at the Osher Lifelong Learning Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

She will share her message of social justice gathered during a lifetime establishing democracy, using nonviolence to overcome a segregated Apartheid South African regime. She was born in South Africa, fought against discrimination and faced persecution and house arrest by the Apartheid regime that she helped to defeat.

Ela Gandhi’s visit to South Florida is part of the Gandhi King Global Initiative by the King Institute at Stanford University, and the Gandhi 150 Celebration. Sponsors of the event include the Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative at FAU, International Hindu University, Gandhi Square of Florida, and Aurora’s Voice.

VIP tickets include a seat at the front of the auditorium and admission to the reception following the talk. The reception will include a meet-and-greet with Ela Gandhi, FAU students, and local peace and justice teachers and organizers. In honor of Gandhi’s simple lifestyle and spiritual disciplines, the reception will include a vegetarian meal, water, tea and coffee. VIP tickets also include admission to the “Gandhi at 150 Symposium” on Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20 at 3200 College Ave, FAU Davie campus. For more information, visit fau.edu/artsandletters/pjhr.

General admission tickets cost $35 and VIP tickets are available for $100. To purchase tickets, visit www.fauevents.com or call 561-297-6124.