Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor, right, and Assembly Member Ash Kalra hold a proclamation of the Assembly honoring the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. The proclamation was sponsored by Kalra, who is the first Indian-American Assembly Member.

Gandhi’s Anniversary

“Human Rights, Civil Rights and Labor Rights” was the name of the 2019 program of the Human Rights Coalition of the Central Valley, which was held on Dec. 7 at Fresno State. The event celebrated the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi.

Photos by Peter Maiden

Poet Aideed Medina read from her works for the Human Rights event.
Participants in the panel discussion, left to right: Daniel O’Connell, moderator; Maria Xiquin of SEIU 2015; Armando Elenes of the United Farmworkers Union; and Dillon Savory of the Fresno-Madera-Tulare-Kings Central Labor Council.
Dr. Claybourne Carson, Stanford professor and founding director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute.
Musician Melinda Espinoza closed the meeting with song.
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