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The Eighteenth Annual Mahatma Gandhi Peace Festival

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The Eighteenth Annual Mahatma Gandhi Peace Festival

Time: October 2, 2010 to October 9, 2010
Location: The City Hall, Hamilton, Canada
Street: 71 King St West
City/Town: Hamilton
Website or Map: http://www.humanities.mcmaste…
Event Type: celebration, of, international, day, nonviolence
Organized By: Dr. Rama Shankar Singh
Latest Activity: Sep 16, 2010

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Peace Festival Hopes to Release The Power of Nonviolence

A week of events, including lectures, workshops, peace march, free food and music will mark the 18th Annual Mahatma Gandhi Peace Festival.

“Gandhi was a galvanizing symbol of world peace, and it is fitting to honor his contributions to building peace and the continued relevance of his philosophy today,” says Rama Singh, professor at McMaster University where the Centre for Peace Studies is one of the festival organizers.

The theme of this year’s peace festival is “The Power of Nonviolence”. Run by McMaster University students to increase peace education, build solidarity among collaborating campus organizations and foster a culture of peace, the festival will start with a lecture by Dr. Graeme MacQueen on “The fictional basis of the war on terror” to be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at the Health Sciences Centre, Room HSC-1A06, McMaster University.

On Saturday, (Oct 2), the festival will move to Hamilton City Hall with a Peace and Justice Fair involving community organizations. An address will be given by Dr. Yaser Haddara, Professor of Electrical Engineering, followed by a peace walk through downtown Hamilton, a free vegetarian lunch of Indian food, and entertainment. The day will also mark the celebration of the International Day of Nonviolence.

MacPeaceWeek activities will continue throughout the week (October 4-8) - consisting of a range of celebratory activities during the lunch hours and public lectures and workshops during evenings.

A workshop on “Protecting Green Spaces” and moderated by Dr. Graeme MacQueen will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at the Health Sciences Centre, Room HSC-1A03, McMaster University.

In addition to McMaster University, other sponsors are the India-Canada Society (Hamilton), and the City of Hamilton.

Admissions to all events are free and participants are encouraged to bring banners that support the “The Power of Nonviolence” as they join the peace walk.

For more information, please contact:
Gandhi Peace Festival Coordinator: 905-525-9140 ext. 23112,

Press release: 2010 Press Release by Gandhi Peace Festival_September 11 2010.doc

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