Dalit Women Fight

Oct 05, 2015 | - Oct 05, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

691 Barrows Hall

 

Dalit Women Fight
Monday, Oct 5, 5pm – 7pm
691 Barrows Hall
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1630024900547998/

The Dalit Women’s Self-Respect movement is India’s largest historic challenge to caste-apartheid and caste-based sexual violence. In 2014, Dalit women and activists who have had enough of India’s epidemic of caste violence, jumped into jeeps, cars, bikes, and rickshaws and traveled state to state in the largest freedom ride to demand an end to caste based violence in Indian history. At each stop activists comforted survivors, confronted perpetrators, and called out corrupt public officials and the State who are responsible for this violence. As a result of our organizing, the conversation of India’s failure to implement the rule of law for all has spread to over 50 cities in the last year alone.

A national delegation of field organizers working on the front lines to end caste apartheid are in the U.S. this September and October seeking justice for Dalit women, by breaking the silence on the epidemic of caste based sexual violence.

Join the Dalit Women’s Self Respect Movement on this historic delegation, where these activists working on a transnational grassroots campaign to end caste based patriarchy will speak further on their demands to India and collaborators across the world to implement the rule of law for all and an end to the impunity faced by Dalits.

Our national tour is sponsored by: AF3IRM National, INCITE: Women of Color Against Violence, South Asia Solidarity Initiative, Ambedkar International Mission, Ambedkar Association of North America and Association of India’s Development.

All events are free and open to the public.

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