Peace Pole Dedication
Thursday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Stanislaus State Quad - Parking Lot 3
Phone (209) 667-3609
A Peace Pole is an internationally-recognized symbol of the hopes and dreams of the entire human family, standing vigil in silent prayer for peace on earth. Each Peace Pole bears the message May Peace Prevail on Earth in different languages on each of its sides. There are tens of thousands of Peace Poles in nearly every country in the world dedicated as monuments to peace.
Join us for a dedication ceremony as a Peace Pole is planted in the Stanislaus State Quad with very special guest Dr. Arun Gandhi, the fifth grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.
Refreshments will be hosted on the patio in front of Snider Recital Hall beginning at 11:00 a.m. Dr. Arun Gandhi’s book will be available for purchase before and after the lecture at Snider Recital Hall.
Arun Gandhi, Guest Speaker
THE GIFT OF ANGER: And Other Lessons from My Grandfather Mahatma Gandhi
Thursday, April 27 at 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Snider Recital Hall - Parking Lot 3
This event will Include a Q&A Session, and book signing.
Arun Gandhi believes that “We all need his grandfather’s lessons now more than ever. My grandfather would be sad at the depth of anger in the world today. But he would not despair.” Arun Gandhi was just twelve years old when his parents dropped him off at Sevagram, his grandfather’s famous ashram. To Arun, the man who fought for India’s independence and was the country’s beloved preeminent philosopher and leader was simply a family member. He came to the ashram an angry young boy but during the two years he lived under his grandfather's wing, he “learned from him the lessons that forever changed the direction of my life.”
Arun takes his grandfather’s lessons and uses them to look at the world today --“Grandfather would probably be unhappy to find that the habit of following the crowd has only gotten worse as social media lets us ‘like’ and ‘follow’ without much thought. A celebrity describes her weight-loss regimen and millions of people try it, even if it makes as little sense. A politician makes rude or bigoted statements and people don’t object because they support the same political party. Religious leaders make pronouncements that interfere with women’s rights and people accept them without a murmur in the name of tradition.”
Each chapter in this beautiful small hardcover contains a singular, timeless lesson for today's turbulent age—lessons that remain as vital as they were to Arun at the ashram. These lessons strike a universal chord about self-discovery, identity, dealing with anger, depression, loneliness, friendship, and family—perfect for anyone searching for a way to effect healing change in a fractured world. (Jeter Publishing, 2017).