held Sunday, October 4, 2015 at City Hall, Hamilton, Ontario
The Gandhi Peace Festival is jointly organized by the India-Canada Society of Hamilton, and the Peace Studies Program at McMaster University. Twenty years strong, the festival is a joyful celebration that includes speeches and a “march” [more of a stroll].
This year, Brian McHattie, a former city counselor, who ran for mayor last fall, was one of the speakers. Brian is a keen environmentalist, and drew lessons from Gandhi for the environmental movement on Sunday.
Amongst the numerous banners, Conscience Canada’s banner was flown in solidarity with 200-300 attendees, some university students, some old time peace activists, some city, and environmental activists of all ages.
At the end, a local Indian restaurant served up a free and delicious meal.
Visit http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/gandhi/festival/ for more information.