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Global Legacies of Non-Violence

Global Legacies of Non-Violence

From Mahatama Gandhi to Martin Luther King, Jr.

April 17-18, 2008
Oakton Community College
Ray Hartstein Campus
7701 N. Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, IL

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Clayborne Carson
Professor of History, Stanford University
Director, Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute


Schedule Overview (pdf of full program)

Thursday, April 17

1:00 - 2:00 pm - Opening Plenary Discussion: "In Our Time of War and Terror: Listening to The Soul-Force of Mahatma Gandhi and the Freedom Song of Martin Luther King, Jr. Today."
Introduction and Facilitation: Dr. Madhuri Deshmukh

2:15 - 3:15 pm - Breakout Session 1

3:30 - 4:30 pm - Breakout Session 2

4:45 - 5:45 pm - Poster Session and Reception

6:00 - 8:00 pm - Keynote Speaker (open to public)
Dr. Clayborne Carson
Professor of History, Stanford University
Director, Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute
Respondent: Dr. Prithvi Datta Chandra Shobhi

8:30 pm - Dinner organized at local Indian restaurant (cost not included)

Friday, April 18

9:00 - 10:00 am - Plenary Session: "Gandhi on Truth and Non-violence"
Dr. Prithvi Datta Chandra Shobhi
Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities
San Francisco State University

10:15 - 11:15 am - Plenary Session: "Experiencing & Living Peace: Personal Choices to Promote World Peace"
Prasad Gollanapalli, M.Com, LL.M., M.A.
General Secretary of Andhra Pradesh Sarvodaya Mandal, Hyderabad, the primary Gandhian organization in the State.

11:30 - 12:30 pm - Closing Plenary Discussion: Legacies of Non-Violence: A Nation at War

12:45 - 2:00 pm - Lunch (included in registration fee) and Closing Roundtable Discussions

Alumni Profile

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As a student, Jake Harris cofounded Students for Social Justice and lobbied to bring fair trade coffee to Oakton’s cafeterias.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


July 2
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

July 4
Independence Day holiday College closed.

July 6
Independence Day holiday observance, no classes. College open.

July 7
Last day to withdraw with a "W" (no withdrawals after mid-term). Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after July 7.

July 23
Incomplete (I) grades from spring 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

July 30
Classes end.

August 3
Faculty grading due.

August 3
Second summer interim classes begin.

August 17
Faculty return for fall 2015 semester.

August 21
Second summer interim classes end.

August 24
Fall 2015 semester classes begin.

August 25
Second summer interim faculty grading due.

Full Academic Calendar