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Mahatma Gandhi, 1931 studio portrait

Why there's more to learn from Mahatma Gandhi's activism

Instilling the spirit of Gandhi to inspire movements today
In the face of civil unrest, political upheaval and violence, how can peaceful actions be effective? Join us for this conversation about the transformational leadership of Mahatma Gandhi and its relevance in the contemporary world.

Event details
Date and time:
Thursday 11 April, 6.30 – 8pm
Venue: Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium
The University of Sydney (Camperdown/Darlington Campus)
Entry: free and open to all with online registrations required.

This year marks the 150th birthday anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, whose vision and leadership led to the independence of India against British colonial rule more than 70 years ago.

His ideology of universal peace, non-violent and conflict resolution is still much admired and resonates throughout the world. How can we use his inspirational example and apply a similar approach to bring about peaceful outcomes, and better serve humanity?

Join us to reflect on the life, learnings and legacy of Gandhi in this event.

The speakers

Shobhana is Chief Functionary of Gandhian Forum for Ethical Corporate Governance. Having the fortune of spending a part of her life in Gandhiji’s Sevagram Ashram in Wardha, Shobhana is on a mission to spread the leader’s message to everyone and is now taking his socially relevant message of non-violence to every corner of the country.

Elizabeth's research focuses the political economy of gender, work and care in the Asia Pacific. She has published on women's work and collective action in the Indian informal economy, work and care regimes in Australia and the Asia Pacific, and employment policy in India. Elizabeth is interested in how economic institutions shape women’s paid work, unpaid care and the care workforce – especially as they evolve in response to the dynamics of the national and global political economy.

Event information

This event is free and open to all but online registration is essential.

Simply click the 'Register now' button or follow this link.

Entry to ticket holders will be prioritised and given on a first-in, best-dressed basis until the room reaches capacity. If an event is full, this may result in standing room or delayed admittance until an appropriate time.

We recommend early arrival to allow time for finding the venue and securing a seat to the event. Doors open 30 minutes before the advertised start time. 

If you could not register but would like to attend, you are welcome to join a stand-by queue on the night as seats may become available due to late cancellations. Please note, this is not guaranteed so you come at risk of non-admittance.

This event takes place at Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium, which is on John Hopkins Drive (next to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital), off Missenden Road. 

You can also enter via the Ross Street entrance: the venue is next to the ovals.

There will be directional signage on the day leading to the theatre. You may also refer to the map on this page. 

By public transport

The closest bus stop is the University of Sydney Ross Street Gate, Parramatta Road (Opposite Glebe Officeworks). It is a five-minute walk to the venue. Use the campus map to locate the bus stop. You can take the bus from Central Station (routes 412, 413, 436, 438, 440, 461, 480). 

This venue provides wheelchair access and infrared hearing system.

Access requirements

If you have other access requirements or want more information, get in touch with us on 9351 2943 or email with 'Access | Apr 11 - Gandhi' in the subject line at the earliest opportunity to allow us time to organise for any additional services in time for the event.

Parking is very limited on campus, which means your best options are to find street parking or locate a private carpark near the University. We recommend you take public transport, walk or cycle in.

You're welcome to use Shepherd Street Carpark or Western Avenue Carpark but these have limited spaces, available on a first-come basis. To find out fees and more details, head to the Parking page.

Lead image credit: By Elliott & Fry (see [1]) -, Public Domain,

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