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Gandhi-King Global Initiative Conference Schedule

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Friday, October 11 (Pre-Conference Sessions - FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

  PANELS & TALKS
1:30pm - 3:00pm

"The Unity of Religions and Celebration of Diversity"

Panelists: Mandali Buddha Prasad, Jose Matthews, Amisha Mehta, Kamal Taori, Jayaprakash Valluru, B. Venkatesham I.A.S.

Moderator: Raghavendra Prasad

Location: Cypress Lounge (Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd Floor)

 

"From Civil Rights to Human Rights"

Panelists: Angela Brown, Kranthi Jonnalagadda, Padmavathi Vempati

Moderator: Peggy Jones

Location: Cypress Lounge (Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd Floor)

 

"South Africa Speaks"

Panelists: Bunny Bhoola, Ela Gandhi, David Gengen, Prasad Gollanapalli

Moderator: Sriram Sonty

Location: Cypress Lounge (Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd Floor)

3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 4:45pm

"Meeting Today's National Crisis and Existential Global Challenges Informed by Lessons from King and Gandhi"

Speaker: Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute

Location: Cypress Lounge (Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd Floor)

Friday, October 11 (Opening Night)

5:00pm - 7:00pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Inaugural Banquet for the "Uplift of All" 

Location: Oak Lounge (Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd Floor)

Featuring an Address by Consul General Amb. Sanjay Panda from 5:15pm - 5:25pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Symposium with Anthony Chavez, Juanita Chavez, Ela Gandhi, Rajmohan Gandhi, and Martin Luther King III 

Moderator: Clayborne Carson

Location: CEMEX Auditorium (at Stanford Business School, 655 Knight Way)

Saturday, October 12 (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

  PANELS FILMS PRESENTATIONS
08:30am - 10:00am

"Economic Justice and the Uplift of All (Sarvodaya)"

Panelists: Anthony Chavez, Michael Honey, Johnny Mack, Nandini Tandon

Moderator: Priya Tandon

Location: Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall

 

"Introduction to 350+ Methods of Nonviolent Action"

Presenter: Mubarak Awad

Location: Stanford Humanities Center, Board Room

 

"Satyagrahain Theory and Practice: Internationalizing and Institutionalizing Nonviolence"

Panelists: Prasad Gollanapalli, Gauri Mahulikar, Michael Nagler

Moderator: Jonathan Greenberg

Location: Oak Lounge (Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd Floor)

 

 

"Nonviolence in Action - Promoting Peace and Nonviolence in Los Angeles"

Presenter: Mandar Apte

Location: Cypress Lounge (Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd Floor)

 

"Protecting Democracy"

Panelists: Venkatesham Burra, Kamal Taori, Jayaprakash Valluru, Prasad Thotakura, Raghavendra Prasad

Moderator: Buddha Prasad Mandali & Jayaram Komati

Location: Pigott Hall, Building 260, Room 113

   
10:30am - 12:00pm

"Interfaith Community and Movement Building"

Panelists: Linda Hess, Manjula Kumar, Daryn Dodson

Moderator: Raghavendra Prasad

Location: CIRCLE Sanctuary, Old Union, 3rd Floor

The Third Harmony

Presenters:  Katina Bishop, Kimberlyn David, and Michael Nagler (The Metta Center for Nonviolence)

Location: Cypress Lounge (Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd Floor)

"How Gandhi's Salt Satyagraha Tactics Inspired the Victor and the Villain of the Albany Movement, a Civil Rights Movement in Albany, Georgia"

Presenters: Nia Kimbro, Kristin Martin, Krystal Pickett (Albany State University)

Moderator: Florence Lyons (Director of the Honors Program at Albany State University)

Location: Stanford Humanities Center, Board Room

 

"Immigration, Asylum, and Human Rights"

Panelists: Diana Essex-Lettieri, Jack Herrera, Tenzin Seldon

Moderator: Sudarshan Kapoor

Location: Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall

 

 

 

"Peace Building and Conflict Resolution"

Panelists: Mubarak Awad, Margaret Russell, Stephen Zunes

Moderator: Mandar Apte

Location: Oak Lounge (Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd Floor)

   
 

"Environmental Justice, Peace, and the Empowerment of Women"

Panelists: Gautam Mehra, Amisha Mehta, Padmavathi Vempati, Bunny Bhoola

Moderator: Prasad Gollanapalli & Peggy Jones

Location: Pigott Hall, Building 260, Room 113

   
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch Break (provided)

12:15-1:15 Open Discussion Forums for Teachers and Students

   
1:30pm - 3:00pm

"What's Left of Gandhi?"

Panelists: Ela Gandhi, Rajmohan Gandhi, Aishwary Kumar

Moderator: Jisha Menon

Location: Oak Lounge (Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd Floor)

Love and Solidarity: James Lawson & Nonviolence in the Search for Workers' Rights

Presenters: Michael Honey, Adam Nolan

Location: Cypress Lounge (Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd Floor)

"A Nonviolent Vision of Palestine in the Future"

Presenter: Mubarak Awad

Location: Stanford Humanities Center, Board Room

 

"Women in the Movement"

Panelists: Veena Howard, Shelly Jyoti, Mary King

Moderator: Sarada Purna Sonty

Location: Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall

   
3:30pm - 5:00pm

"An Extremely Active Force:" A Conversation with the Reverend James Lawson, Key Transmitter of Knowledge from Gandhian Campaigns to the African American Freedom Struggle

Panelists: Mary King, James Lawson

Moderator: Michael Honey

Location: Oak Lounge (Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd Floor)

Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine

Location: Cypress Lounge (Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd Floor)

"Nonviolent Peacebuilding and the Measurement of Peacefulness"

Presenters: Joni CarleyDavid Kirshbaum, and Philip Clothier

Location: Stanford Humanities Center, Board Room

 

“Grassroots Struggles for Environmental Justice and Equity"

Panelists: Dalila Adofo, Parwana Ayub, Ken Butigan

Moderator: Ayoade Balogun

Location: Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall

   
5:00pm - 8:00pm Dinner Break (Provided)

Selected Excerpts of Gandhi (1982), dir. Richard Attenborough

Presenter: Vivek Swaroop (Actor in the Film)

Location: Cypress Lounge (Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd Floor)

"Gandhi, Fashion Icon"

Floating Lotus Films and Butterflytyphoon Pictures invite you to learn about our exciting documentary film project, Gandhi's Threads: a documentary film that takes a fresh look at the life and legacy of M.K. Gandhi through the lens of his clothing choices.

Presenter: Kamala Parel-Nuttall

Location: Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall

8:00pm -

9:30pm

The Song and Dance of the Freedom Movements

Perfomers:  Odissi Dance from Igurukul Foundation, Kuchipudi Dance from Madhuri Kishore School of Dance, the Passages Singers

Location: Dinkelspiel Auditorium (471 Lagunita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305)

   

Sunday, October 13

9:00am - 9:45am

River of Firebook talk and signing with Sister Helen Prejean

Location: Center for Inter-religious Community, Learning and Experience (CIRCLE Sanctuary, Old Union, 3rd Floor)

FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC

10:00am - 11:15am

University Public Worshop with Sister Helen Prejean and the Reverend James M. Lawson, Jr.

Location: Stanford Memorial Church

FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC

11:30am - 1:00pm

"Where Do We Go From Here?" Networking and Organizing Session for the Gandhi-King Global Initiative

Location: Sequoia Room (Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd Floor)

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