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Mahatma Gandhi - his influence and impact

Saturday December 1, 2018
16:30 - 17:30
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In celebration of the 150 years since Mahatma Gandhi’s birth, the Centre for Stories in partnership with Saraswati Mahavidhyalaya (SMV) is hosting a panel discussion on Mahatma Gandhi as part of the month long Swan Festival of Lights. Panel members – Sukhjit Khalsa, Sisonke Msimang and Dr Rahul Gairola – facilitated by Robert Wood, will refer to some of Mahatma Gandhi’s speeches and letters, as well as articles and other literary works about Mahatma Gandhi to discuss his historical legacy and influence; and some recent challenges to these.

Join us for what will be an engaging and intellectually stimulating event.

Click here for more information about related conversation series at the State Theatre Centre of WA. This panel is in collaboration with Saraswati Mahavidhyalaya.

Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa

Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa is a playwright, poet, and screenwriter. She has competed in the Australian Poetry Slam Competition, performed on Australia’s Got Talent, and presented at multiple Tedx events. In 2019, Sukhjit premiered her debut theatre show, Fully Sikh, and is currently developing two TV projects. Sukhjit runs oral storytelling workshops for a range of projects, including Saga Sisterhood and Forbidden Love.

Dr Rahul Gairola

Dr Rahul Gairola is The Krishna Somers Lecturer in English & Postcolonial Literature and Fellow of the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University. He is the author of Homelandings: Postcolonial Diasporas & Transatlantic Belonging (London & New York: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2016), co-editor of Revisiting India’s Partition: New Essays in Memory, Culture, and Politics (Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan, 2016), and an Article Editor for Postcolonial Text. He has widely published in peer-reviewed journals and books that are reputable and international in scope, and serves on the Executive Committees of the Australasian Association of Digital Humanities (aaDH) and South Asian Literary Association (SALA).

Robert Wood

Robert Wood is a Malayali poet interested in community, ideas and language, and is the author of four books. Robert is responsible for developing partnerships with artists and social change organisations; planning a program of activities, including writing, publishing and mentoring; quality control of all creative outputs; and implementing best-practice models that improve wellbeing. His concepts include Backstories and Portside Review.

There are two City of Perth Parking complexes located within a short distance of the State Theatre Centre of WA with accessible parking.
City Of Perth Parking Cultural Centre
Enter from Roe Street 315 bays, 5 ACROD and 5 motorcycle bays
Open 6.30am – midnight

City Of Perth Parking State Library
Enter from 15 Francis Street
567 bays, 7 ACROD and 8 motorcycle bays
Open 6am – midnight

The State Theatre Centre of WA is accessible by wheelchair.
Level access to the street level foyer and Courtyard.
The Courtyard can be accessed from James Street or through the main foyer.
Wheelchair spaces are available in the Courtyard.
Accessible toilets are located on Basement 2, Basement 1, Level 2, Level 4 and in the Courtyard.
Pick up and set down points are available on William Street, close to the main entrance.


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