Wed, 06/06/2018 - 5:00pm
530B, Bruininks hall, 222 Pleasant Street SE, MN 55455
Social Rights and Justice for Rural Communities in India by Kamayani Swami, Social Activist
Date: Wednesday, June 6th
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Place: 530B, Bruininks hall, 222 Pleasant Street SE, MN 55455
Free and open to the public. Please see more information attached below.
About the talk:
Join us to listen to Kamayani's experiences mobilizing rural workers in the state of Bihar for basic social rights denied to them by corrupt government institutions. Learn more about the plight of rural communities in India due to corruption and social injustice.
About the speaker:
Kamayani Swami started delving seriously in the field of social change and development through the National campaign for the People’s Right to Information (NCPRI) and the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS). In 2008, she helped form a rural workers trade union called Jan Jagaran Shakti Sangathan (JJSS) to empower the rural community of Araria and Katihar districts of Bihar to secure employment and avoid distress migration. The JJSS has also been instrumental in initiating wide scale social audits to curb corruption and involve the common masses in implementation and monitoring of the govt. schemes.
Association for India's Development, Minnesota chapter. AID is a voluntary 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. AID supports and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as education, health, women's empowerment and many more in collaboration with grass root organizations in India.
Transportation: Bruininks Hall is in front of Weisman Art Museum. It is just 2-3 blocks from the Green Line's East Bank Station and the Washington Avenue parking ramp
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