Dr. Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi of India, will give a series of lectures in Honolulu on peace in relation to the continuing unrest in the Middle East and North Africa.
The talks, Wednesday to March 7, are sponsored by the Gandhi International Institute for Peace and We Are One Foundation.
He will speak on "Creating World Peace" at a ceremony at the Gandhi statue in front of the Honolulu Zoo from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday.
The public is also invited to attend these events:
» East-West Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa, John Burns Hall, noon to 1 p.m., "Nonviolence: A Means For Social Change." Free.
» Iolani School, Weinberg Building, 7 to 8 p.m., "The Wisdom of Choosing Peace."
» UH-Manoa architecture building, 5 to 7 p.m., sponsored by Spark Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution.
» Pacific Buddhist Academy, 1710 Pali Highway (532-2649), 10 to 10:30 a.m.
» State Capitol, street level, noon to 1 p.m., "The Power of Peace to Create a Culture of Human Rights in Hawaii and the World."
» To Ho No Hikari church, 3510 Nuuanu Pali Drive, sponsored by Dr. Terry Shintani, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., "The Way of Nonviolence Towards All Living Beings." $10 suggested donation.
» Hawaii Pacific University, 45-045 Kamehameha Highway, 4 to 5:30 p.m., "Gandhian Peace: The Way to Nonviolence and Acceptance in a Turbulent World."
» Unity Church, 3608 Diamond Head Circle, 3 to 5 p.m., "Lessons I Learned With My Grandfather." $20 fundraiser donation.
» Himalayan Kitchen, 1137 11th Ave., Suite 205 (735-1122), 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. $35 fundraiser donation.