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GANDHI KING IKEDA PROGRAMME (article first published : 2004-09-16)

Linked to the exhibition is an education programme which includes guided tours, lectures, a storytelling workshop, art lessons for children and adults, film and video show, a series of thought-provoking panels discussions and more is available at the Durban Art Gallery and the Local History Museum.

The adult programme includes a workshop on Human Rights led by Prof. David McQuoid-Mason. There will be panel discussions on the "Hidden History of South African Co-operatives" (September 16), "Poverty and Global Economics" (September 17), and "Human Rights and the Rights of Women" (September 18) and "Domestic Violence and the Justice System" (September 22).

A selection of 12 video and DVD films will be shown during the length of the exhibition. These include Sustainable Development - A Gandhi perspective (10 min.); Gandhi King Ikeda - Global Community Builders (20 min.); A Force More Powerful: A century of non-violent struggle-US/India/RSA (86 min.), and The March: Martin Luther King (30 min.)

The children and family programme features a repeat of the workshop by sought-after storyteller, Gcina Mhlophe, on September 20. A storytelling workshop will be conducted by Johnetta Tinker of the Gardner Museum (USA) on September 18.

Hands on activities include "Sign of Time" drawing lessons for school children commencing on September 14. A "Drawing Marathon" for teens and adults led by a Durban-based portrait artist, Venon Vadivelli, will run every Saturday from September 18 to October 2.

Gandhi King Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace Exhibition runs until September 23. Guided tours for school groups, interest groups and public tours are conducted by specially-trained auxiliaries. More information and bookings from Mandla Mokhwanazi on 031 311 2264/65 (Durban Art Gallery) or Chandra on 072 455 7123 or Ela on 082 781 6843.




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