Roger W. Heyns Lecture featuring Madame Gandhi

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Kiran Gandhi, MST ’22, known as "Madame Gandhi," is an award-winning artist and activist renowned for her uplifting, percussive electronic music and positive message about gender liberation and personal power. At this event, Madame Gandhi will share her own story with you and host an open conversation on the intersections of spirituality and social action. Come explore how to to ground yourself and change your passion into purpose.

The evening will include an intimate conversation with Madame Gandhi with questions from students and will end with a performance. All are welcome.


About the Speaker

Madame Gandhi began producing music in 2015, after her story running the London Marathon free-bleeding to combat menstrual stigma went viral around the world. She has been listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 in Music, and her 2020 TED Talk about conscious music consumption has been viewed over a million times. “Waiting For Me,” shot in Mumbai, India, won the Music Video Jury Award at SXSW Film Festival in 2021 and her 100% Organically Sourced x Sound MANA nature sound pack won the New Wav award at the 2021 Splice Awards. Her third studio album, Vibrations, is slated for release in 2022, following the release of her previous albums Voices (2016) and Visions (2019). In June of 2022, Gandhi completed a Masters in Music Science and Technology at Stanford University's CCRMA where she spent time in Antarctica sampling the sounds of glaciers melting to create empathy and awareness around climate change.

About the Series 

Established at Memorial Church in 1994, the Roger W. Heyns Lecture in Religion and Society, is an annual event that features a major speaker focusing on problems and challenges of religion and community. Heyns, who was a resident of Atherton, was a member of the Memorial Church congregation from 1977 until his death in 1995.

Heyns served as chancellor at the University of California at Berkeley from 1965 to 1971. The lectureship honors Heyns on his retirement after 16 years as a board member of the James Irvine Foundation.

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