Gandhi in Union Square, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from bee721’s photostream

Each October, the Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh holds their annual celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s life and teachings. Gandhi was born on October 2nd and the United Nations General Assembly has established that day as the International Day of Non-Violence to honor his work. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, October 6th from 2:00 to 5:00 PM.

There will be an afternoon of activities celebrating the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi and his teachings. You can enjoy tea, snacks, and conversations with various Pittsburgh organizations at the 2 p.m. reception, followed at 3:00 by cultural performances, inter-faith presentations, and a talk by Dr. Ed Brantmeier, Assistant Director for the Center for Faculty Innovation and Assistant Professor, College of Education, Gandhi Center, James Madison University.

The event is sponsored by the Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh, Global Studies Center of the University of Pittsburgh, Alliance for Humanitarian Initiatives Non-violence and Spiritual Advancement, Association for India’s Development, Chinmaya Sanjeevani Ashram, Gujarati Samaj of Greater Pittsburgh, Hindu Jain Temple, Multicultural & Diversity Initiatives at Carnegie Mellon, Pax Christi Pittsburgh, Rotay Club of Monroeville, Silk Screen, Sri Venkateswara Temple, and Sunday Morning Forum of the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh.

You can download an event flyer here.

Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Celebration
When: Sunday, October 6, 2013, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Where: University of Pittsburgh, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Gandhi, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Mahesh Telkar’s