15th International Day of Non-violence and Mahatma Gandhi Day Celebration – LIVE ONLINE
October 2 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, October 2, 2020
2:00 – 6:00 pm HST
FreeSign up in Eventbrite!
Sign up in Mindbody!
Gandhi International Institute for Peace invites you to celebrate the 151st birthday (1869-2020) of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Gandhi stands as one of the most important political and spiritual leaders for peace in our time. He pioneered vast, nonviolent civil disobedience and liberated India from Britain’s colonial oppression without a war.
Enjoy interfaith leaders pledging to work for world peace, multicultural performances, music and dance.
Still & Moving Center will be hosting this event through an interactive Zoom platform as well as live-streaming to our Facebook page. Guest performances and presentations by our very own Kumu Malia Helela, Willow Chang and Zeny Ogrisseg, as well as Roger Sinha, Akari Ueoka and Sequoia Carr-Brown.
Program order HST
|14:00||Kumu Hula, Malia Helela, Oahu||Oli|
|14:10||Raj Kumar, President GIIP, Oahu||Welcome + devotional chant|
|14:25||Sooriya Kumar, Oahu||Prayer to Gandhi|
|14:30||Zeny Ogrisseg, Oahu||Mantra “Vaishnava Janato”|
|14:38||Dr Arun Gandhi, New York||“ Is Gandhi relevant today?”|
|14:51||Ambassador Anwarul Chawdhury, United Nations||“Mahatma’s Non-Violence : Essence of The Culture of Peace for New Humanity”|
|15:04||Akari Ueoka, Maui||Odissi Performance: “Mankiya Veena”|
|15:18||Hon. Pramod Sawant, CM-Goa, India||Subject TBC|
|15:25||Dr N Radhakrishnan, India||Subject TBC|
|15:35||Roger Sinha, Canada||Indian Fusion dance performance: “Didg’iTaL”|
|15:45||Major Rakesh Bhardwaj, Canada||“Legacy of Gandhi in the 21st century”|
|15:52||Dr Krishna Reddy, California||“Gandhi’s contribution to World Peace”|
|16:01||Sequoia Carr-Brown, Oahu||Dance Performance: “Spinning, Weaving, Praying”|
|16:06||Judith Jenya. Esg., Mexico||“How Gandhi’s thoughts are relevant in today’s World”|
|16:18||Lt Gov Josh Green, Hawaii||“Pandemic and Peace in 2020”|
|16:25||Senator Mike Gabbard, Hawaii||Presentation of an Honorary Certificate to GIIP from the State Senate|
|16:35||Nada Dalgamouni, Michigan||“Children Helping Children”|
|16:38||Kumu Hula Malia Helela, Oahu||“Kapu Aloha”|
|16:48||Willow Chang, Oahu||TBC|
|16:53||Dr Terry Shintani, Oahu||“The Peace Diet”|
|17:07||Dr Andrea Malji, Oahu||“Applying Gandhi’s principles to 2020”|
|17:14||Gabriel Kapuni Goes, Oahu||“Imagine” John Lennon|
|17:24||Tara Pandeya, California & Billy Chang, Taiwan||Dance Performance “Satyagraha (truth & will)”|
|17:34||Renee Tillotson, SMC, Oahu||“Gandhiji on Casting out Fear”|
|17:46||Dr Kahu Kaleo Patterson, Oahu||Closing Remarks|
|17:53||Nimo Patel, India||“We shall overcome”|
We gratefully welcome your contributions to the future development of the Gandhi International Institute for Peace (GIIP):
- For every donation over $50, receive a free GIIP Logo mask
- For every donation over $100, receive a free Book of Gandhi’s Quotes
Financial contributions to Gandhi International Institute for Peace are tax exempt as authorized under section 501(c)3 of the United states Internal Revenue Code. Contributions will be assigned equally to endowment and operations, unless designated by the benefactor.
Proceeds from sales of GIIP products will be used towards current and future GIIP activities:
- GIIP Logo Masks for sale $12 plus tax plus shipping
- Book of Gandhi’s Quotes for sale $12 plus tax plus shipping
Sponsors: Still & Moving Center, Indian-American Friendship Council, Spark Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict, Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center, Iolani school, UNA Hawaii, Interfaith Alliances of Hawaii, Hawaii Health Foundation, Down To Earth, Vegetarian Society of Hawaii, Padam and Madhu Dhakad, Open Space Yoga, Center for Attitudinal Healing, Hawaii Forgiveness Project, Maitreya Institute, Global Media Productions and Hawaii Health Guide.