Things to do: Gandhi’s grandson will share ‘Lessons From My Grandfather’ at FAU

Arun Gandhi speaks in front of an enlarged photo of his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi. (Contributed)

Arun Gandhi speaks in front of an enlarged photo of his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi. (Contributed)

BOCA RATON — In honor of peace advocate Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday Sunday, Oct. 2, Gandhi’s grandson will share memories and lessons with a crowd at Florida Atlantic University.

Arun Gandhi, fifth grandson of well-known Indian Leader Mahatma Gandhi, will deliver a speech called “Lessons From My Grandfather,” at FAU’s University Theatre at 5 p.m. Sunday. Arun Gandhi was born in a segregated South Africa in 1934, but sent to live with his grandfather in India after experiencing discrimination.

“Through daily lessons from his grandparents, Arun learned about the danger of anger and the true meaning of justice,” reads a press release from FAU. Arun Gandhi now travels the world sharing these lessons of “soul-force, reconciliation, and peaceful revolution.”

The speech, free and open to the public, is organized by Auroras Voice, a Delray Beach-based nonprofit devoted to continuing the missions of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., in partnership with Gandhi Square Florida, Sea Star school, and Florida Atlantic University’s Peace, Justice, & Human Rights Initiative.

The speech is followed by an intimate dinner with Gandhi at Farmer’s Table in Boca Raton. Tickets to the dinner cost $100, but have since sold out.

What: “Lessons From My Grandfather” by Arun Gandhi

Where: University Theatre is located on Florida Atlantic University’s campus at 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida, 33431.

When: Sunday, Oct. 2 at 5 p.m.

How much: Free admission to the speech

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