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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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In spite of having a bachelor’s degree, Anita Taylor ’86 wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She found her niche at Oakton.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


April 6
Registration opens for fall 2016 semester.

May 12, 13
Evaluation Days.

May 13
Last day of student attendance.

May 16
First summer 2016 interim classes begin.

May 16
Grading Day
Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

May 17
Faculty grading due.

May 17
Commencement.

May 30
Memorial Day holiday, College closed.

June 6
Summer 2016 eight-week session classes begin.

Full Academic Calendar