International Day of Peace Events: “Planting Seeds of Peace” by Srimati Karuna

FSU and ACM Hosting Events for International Day of Peace

Each year, the world observes Sept. 21 as the International Day of Peace. For 2017, Frostburg State University and Allegany College of Maryland will highlight the importance of peace globally, in our communities and within ourselves through the following series of events, all of which are free and open to the public.

At 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, following the tree dedication at FSU, students from FSU and ACM will participate in “Planting Seeds of Peace,” an interactive public presentation by Srimati Karuna, director of the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Center in Washington, D.C.

"Planting Seeds of Peace" will explore Gandhi’s enduring message of peace, his philosophies and his life’s work, as well as ways people can practice the concept of peace in their lives. Since Karuna became director of the Gandhi Memorial Center in 2006, she has devoted herself to presenting Gandhi’s ideals and message, as well as the spiritual and cultural heritage of India. Karuna earned her undergraduate degree in international studies and master’s degrees in teaching and international peace and conflict resolution from American University in Washington, D.C.

The events at FSU have been made possible by the Sandhir Foundation in coordination with the FSU Foundation. For more information, contact Dr. Elesha L. Ruminski, associate professor of communication studies at FSU, at 301-687-4480 or

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Friday, September 22, 2017 at 2:00pm

Gira Center 397

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