Split image of Martin Luther King Jr speaking in front of a crowd and a sepia-toned portrait sketch of Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi, King, and Our World Today

“Gandhi, King, and Our World Today” is a two-part evening to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi. Illinois Theatre begins by presenting a staged reading of “Unexpected Contact” by Rajmohan Gandhi. This is followed by “Is the Dream Alive?”, a panel discussion with James Anderson, Ronald Bailey, and Cynthia Oliver and moderated by Rajmohan Gandhi.

This event is hosted by the College of Education with Illinois Theatre and is co-sponsored by the Office of International Programs, Center for Advanced Study, Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Central Illinois Mosque & Islamic Center, Center for Global Studies, Friends of Champaign County Food Pantry, Muslim American Society, University YMCA, Indian Cultural Society of Urbana-Champaign, and Indian Students Association.


For further information on this event, contact Asmaa Elsayed at

All participants are welcome. To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact Brian Cudiamat at or (217) 244-5586.