[act-ma] Thu. Apr. 2. Social Movements and Agrarian Reform in India & Asia

Paul Malachi paul.malachi at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 10:33:38 PDT 2015

*Social Movements & Agrarian Reform in India & Asia*
A talk by Mr. Poguri Chennaiah, National Secretary, Andhra Pradesh
Farmworkers & Fisherfolk Union (APVVU)

*Thu. Apr 2. | 6:30 pm*
MIT Building 4, Room 145
77 Mass Ave Cambridge

Open to public

*Facebook event: *https://www.facebook.com/events/348839168650127/

APVVU is a federation of 428 mandal level trade unions of rural informal
workers particularly from agriculture, fishing, forest; rural artisans,
sharecroppers, marginal farmers, construction workers & shepherds. The
unions are spread over in 14 districts of Andhra & Telangana states. It has
membership of 592,850 & 56% is drawn from the women agricultural workers.
Majority of rural workers come from the background of Dalits and Adivasis,
the union has developed unique way to work from caste, class, gender and
ecological justice perspectives. www.apvvu.org

Mr. Poguri Chennaiah is an Indian social activist engaged with the rural
poor, especially Dalits and agricultural workers, for nearly three decades.
He has been instrumental in taking up the cause of agricultural labor
through various campaigns for land rights and for giving shape to a strong
agricultural workers' union in Andhra Pradesh, Vyarusaya Vruthidarula
Union, bringing together many activist groups and building the vision and
direction to become social movements. He is currently a member of National
Advisory Group of the National Alliance of People's Movements, India, and
the Honorory President of the National Center for Labor(an apex body of
unorganized workers in India), and the South Asia Organizing Secretary of
the Asian Peasants Coalition.

Co-Sponsored by:
Association for India's Development MIT & Boston Chapters (www.aidboston.org
ASHA for Education Boston Chapter (http://www.ashanet.org/boston/)
Alliance for a Secular & Democratic South Asia (www.southasiaalliance.org
Massachusetts Global Action (www.massglobalaction.org)

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