Ela Gandhi: A Life for Peace, from Apartheid to Democracy

Ela Gandhi, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, is a peace activist who will be sharing her message of social justice gathered during a lifetime establishing democracy, using nonviolence to overcome a segregated Apartheid South African regime.  Born in South Africa, she 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 (GKGI) by the King Institute at Stanford University, and the Gandhi 150 Celebration, the 150th birthday anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, born October 2, 1869.  Sponsors include the Peace, Justice and Human Rights (PJHR) Initiative at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), International Hindu University (IHU), Gandhi Square of Florida, and Aurora’s Voice.


General Admission $35

VIP $100 (includes seating in front and reception, plus admission to Gandhi at 150 Symposium)

FAU student/staff/faculty/alumni $10

Monday, October 21, 2019 at 4:00pm

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Auditorium

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Esnaldo Fernando Villalobos Pineda

Esnaldo Fernando Villalobos Pineda left a positive review 10/20/2019

It was awesome and I enjoyed listening to Ela Gandhi.

Rosemary Rahill

Rosemary Rahill left a positive review 10/20/2019

What a privilege to be in the presence of such greatness. Ela Gandhi is clearly an exceptional woman, and exceptional human being, whose aura exudes all that she speaks of.
Her gentle voice rings louder than violence can ever ring, and to have had her speak at FAU was momentous.
I also greatly enjoyed the inter-faith prayers - all of them - but in particular the Hindi prayers chanted in Sanskrit, permeated to the bone - even though I do not understand Sanskrit - and the message of the Muslim prayers is what all people need to hear and live by.
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