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URI to honor winners of Gandhi Essay Contest May 3

Media Contact: Dave Lavallee, 401-874-5862

URI to honor winners of Gandhi Essay Contest May 3

WHO: Six winning eighth grade essayists and their parents from Westerly, East Greenwich, Providence and East Providence, Paul Bueno de Mesquita, URI professor of psychology and director of URI’s Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies, and Ruby Roy Dholakia, marketing professor in URI’s College of Business Administration and coordinator of the URI Honors Colloquium of two years ago, “Demystifying India.”

WHAT: Ceremony to honor winners of URI’s first Gandhi Essay Contest. Students were asked to write no more than 750 words on Mahatma Gandhi’s written note to a reporter, “My life is my message.” They were asked to describe how their lives could be examples of living in peace and nonviolence or how they could make the world a better place. One hundred nineteen eighth graders submitted essays.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 3, 5 to 6 p.m.

WHERE: URI Multicultural Center, Kingston Campus, 74 Lower College Road

TO MAKE COVERAGE ARRANGEMENTS: Call Dave Lavallee at 401-874-5862.