Two Weeks of Peace-University Lecture Series - Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Two Weeks of Peace

Tuesday, October 15: Women, War & Peace

Danforth Lounge, University Center
5:30-7 pm

Join us for the viewing of a short documentary and engaging conversation about war through women’s eyes.  Dinner will be served.  Please email for more information and to RSVP for dinner.

Sunday, October 6: Gandhi Mural Painting

Join CMU OM organization and community members for the painting installation of a mural located at 2201 Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill.  We believe this mural will serve as persistent visual inspiration to the Pittsburgh community to follow Gandhi’s values of non-violence, peace, and service.  For more information, please email

Sunday, October 6: Community Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Celebration

Lecture:  “Spirituality, Religion and Peace Education”
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Oakland
2-5 pm
Presented by the Alliance for Humanitarian Initiatives, Nonviolence and Spiritual Advancement (AHINSA) and various other Pittsburgh partners including Carnegie Mellon University, this event will celebrate Mahatma Gandhi as a global humanitarian figure.
Join us for an afternoon of activities celebrating the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi and his teachings! Enjoy tea, snacks, and conversation at the 2 p.m. reception, followed at 3 pm by cultural performances, inter-faith presentations, and a talk by Dr. Ed Brantmeier, Assistant Director for the Center for Faculty Innovation and Assistant Professor, College of Education, Gandhi Center, James Madison University, VA

Saturday, October 5:  Gandhi Jayanti Service Projects

Following Gandhi’s principles of self-sustenance and helping the less fortunate, join us by participating in a variety of community service activities in the Pittsburgh community.  To sign up for scheduled projects, please go to

Saturday, October 5:  Screening of “Gandhi” hosted by AB Films 

McConomy Auditorium, University Center
7 pm

“Gandhi” is an epic biographical film starring Ben Kingsley, written by John Briley, and directed by Richard Attenborough. Come out with your friends and catch this Academy Award winner! Free popcorn will be served.  Cost $1

Friday, October 4: Keynote Lecture with Elin O’Hara Slavick

Connan Room, University Center
4:30 pm Reception
5:00 pm Lecture & Discussion

Slavick is a distinguished professor of Visual Art, Theory, and Practice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has exhibited her work in Hong Kong, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Scotland, England, Cuba, Japan, the Netherlands, Japan, Australia, and across the United States. She is the author of Bomb After Bomb: A Violent Cartography (Charta, 2007), with a foreword by Howard Zinn and an essay by Carol Mavor; and After Hiroshima (Daylight Books, 2013), with an essay by James Elkins.
Slavick is also a curator, critic, and activist. She grew up in Maine in an activist family, marching against war, organizing against nuclear power, and standing in Portland's main square every August 6 to remember Hiroshima.
Sponsored by University Lecture Series and Student Affairs with support from Remembering Hiroshima, Imaging Peace

Wednesday, October 2: International Day of Non-Violence & Gandhi’s Birthday