[act-ma] 10/21 Resisting Lynching in India (Saturday) at 4pm

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Sun Oct 8 15:06:01 PDT 2017

*Resisting Lynching in India*
October 21st (Saturday) at 4pm
encuentro5, Boston
*Directions*: 9A Hamilton Place, Boston (close to the Park Street T-Stop 
on the Green and Red Lines; near Orpheum Theatre)


*Event description*:
The menace of mob lynching has become a major issue in India. Muslims, 
Dalits, elderly women often happen to be the targets of these hate 
crimes, which flourish in an overall environment of hate and 
intimidation, the pretext for which is often, though not always, the 
consumption of 'beef'. India has seen a spike in these hate crimes since 
the coming of Narendra Modi government into power, amid a culture of 
impunity whereby lynching accused are not only let out on bail, but also 
defended by people holding elected office.

Shehla Rashid, who is one of the people at the forefront of the 
resistance to lynching and hate crimes in India, will familiarize the 
audience with many aspects of the issue and discuss strategies for 
fighting the menace.
Dorotea Manuela will briefly discuss the lynchings of African Americans 
and the related challenges faced in the US today.
*Speakers Bios*:
*Shehla Rashid Shora* is a research scholar at the Center for the Study 
of Law and Governance at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in India. She 
was the vice-president of JNU students union in 2015-16 and is a member 
of All India Students’ Association (AISA). She is also a founding member 
of the National Campaign against Mob Lynching and currently active in 
the campaign.
*Dorotea Manuela* is a long-time activist in the Boston and NewYork 
areas. She is a Puerto Rican independence activist, labor organizer, and 
anti-racist educator.

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