Screen India: Defying The Crown at Redmond Library
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 2/19/2009
To honor the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, the Deschutes Public Library and the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program are pleased to jointly present a film screening and discussion of “India: Defying The Crown” at the Redmond Public Library on February 21 at 1:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided and this program is free and open to the public.
In early 1930, the Indian National Congress, led by Mohandas Gandhi, launched a campaign of civil disobedience against British colonial rule to gain India’s independence. Gandhi’s dedication to the cause inspired many and continues to provide a template for non violent protest. Karen Aylward of Central Oregon Community College, will lead a discussion following the film.
This film is part of a larger Emmy-winning documentary series called “A Force More Powerful” which explores one of the 20th century’s important but least-understood stories—how nonviolent power has overcome oppression and authoritarian rule all over the world.
For questions about this and other library programs, please visit the library at www.dpls.us/cal
or call Liz at 312-1032. Those wishing to attend events that have special needs resulting from a disability should contact Liz at 312-1032 at least three days prior to the event.