Nonviolence and the Art of India Topic of Lecture Sponsored by Ahimsa Center


Nonviolence and the Art of India Topic of Lecture Sponsored by Ahimsa Center
Dr. Sonya Rhie Quintanilla

“Nonviolence and the Art of India” will be explored in a richly illustrated lecture at Cal Poly Pomona by Dr. Sonya Rhie Quintanilla, curator of Asian art at the San Diego Museum of Art. The lecture will be held in the university's Bronco Student Center, Ursa Minor suite on Saturday, July 19, from 2:30 to 4 p.m., with a reception immediately following.

Quintanilla will spotlight the depiction of ahimsa (nonviolence) in a variety of art forms drawn from Indian history. The lecture will conclude with a discussion of how art was used during the nonviolent movement led by Mahatma Gandhi for India's independence from the British.

This free event is sponsored by the university's Ahimsa Center, which focuses on interdisciplinary teaching and learning about nonviolence and its practical applications at the personal, interpersonal, societal, national and international levels.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to reserve a space by e-mailing ahimsacenter@cpp.edu before July 14, as space is limited. For more information, visit www.cpp.edu/ahimsacenter or contact Tara Sethia at (909) 869-3868.