[act-ma] Sun Apr 20 MIT 4-231 3:30P | Dalit activists Asha Kowtal & Thenmozhi Reportback on Dalit Women’s Self Determination March

Umang Kumar umkumar at gmail.com
Wed Apr 16 07:47:36 PDT 2014

AID (Boston & MIT) and Ambedkar International Center present

A Reportback

Dalit Mahila Swabhiman Yatra
(Dalit Women’s Self Determination March)

Asha Kowtal (All Indian Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch)
Thenmozhi Soundararajan (independent filmmaker)

SUNDAY, April 20

at 3:30pm - 5:30pm

MIT 4-231
77 Mass Ave Cambridge MA

Between Feb 17 and Mar 12 2014 the All Indian Dalit Mahila Adhikar
Manch (AIDMAM), a national campaign to end caste-based sexual
violence, led a  Dalit Mahila Swabhiman Yatra (Dalit Women’s
Self-Determination Tour). The tour featured several  events and
protests to put political pressure on officials, call out perpetrators
and raise the continued cry for justice.

The General Secretary of AIDMAM Asha Kowtal, and filmmaker/organizer
Thenmozhi Soundararajan who traveled across India on this historic
tour will present a report-back by means of first-person accounts and
video clips. This event presents a great opportunity to support
critical Dalit women's social movements happening today, as well as
continue to raise the questions of caste and social justice within
India and the United States.

For some basic info on Dalits - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalit


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