‘Stop the Hate’ week begins Wednesday, Oct. 1

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‘Stop the Hate’ week begins Wednesday, Oct. 1

“Stop the Hate Week, Stop the Violence – Building a Culture of Peace” will observed Oct. 1-4 at California State University, Fresno and other locations with speakers, a film, candlelight vigil, music and a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.

The first event is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1343 E. Barstow Ave. A discussion of “Holistic Medicine: From Wellness to Wholeness” will be presented by Dr. Prashant Kakode, director of the Center for Integral Health in Cambridge, England.

On Thursday, Oct. 2, the International Day of Non-Violence will feature the film “Mahatma” at 7:30 p.m., followed by a candlelight vigil at the Free Speech Area near the Peace Garden at Fresno State.  Attendees are asked to bring candles.

The week’s activities will conclude Oct. 4 with activities from 10 a.m. to noon at the Free Speech area. There will be music, an exhibition, “From Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace – Transforming the Human Spirit” and the traditional garlanding of the Gandhi statue in the Peace Garden. Attendees are asked to bring flowers.

For more information contact professor emeritus Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor at 559.435.2212.