Ela Gandhi, granddaughter of Mohandas Gandhi and a peace activist in South Africa, will speak at the College of Education’s 22nd annual Benjamin E. Mays lecture at 7 p.m., Oct. 7 in the Georgia State University Speaker’s Auditorium (44 Courtland St., Atlanta). The lecture is hosted by the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence and the College of Education.
Gandhi was a Member of Parliament in South Africa from 1994-2004. She is a graduate of Natal University and the University of South Africa and worked at Verulam Child Welfare for 10 years. She also served as the vice president of the Natal Indian Congress in the 1970s and works to empower and educate communities in South Africa. Currently, Gandhi serves as the chancellor of Durban University of Technology in South Africa.
This event is free and open to the public and a desert reception will be held immediately following the lecture. For more information, please visit http://education.gsu.edu/main/6015.htm.