A joint event hosted by Zócalo Public Square and the UCLA Hammer Museum.
Before he became the Mahatma, or Great Soul, committed to nonviolent protest and social justice, Mohandas Gandhi was a business-suited lawyer in South Africa, facing racism himself. In the months before his assassination, Gandhi saw his country partitioned and a bloodbath launched at the new border. Though he eventually came to grace in every denomination of the Indian rupee, the intervening decades saw constant conflict between India and Pakistan, and persistent discrimination against Muslims and lower caste Hindus in India. Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Joseph Lelyveld, author of Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India, will explore the enduring legacy of both Ghandi the Mahatma and Mohandas Gandhi the man.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets are required, and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office one hour prior to start time. Limit one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.
Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.
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