Dalit Women's Self Respect Movement

Climbing PoeTree is honored to perform in support of the Dalit Women’s Self-Respect movement as part of the NYC event on September 18. 

Free and open to the public!

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 their 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.

September 18, 2015 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Skylight Room at CUNY Gradute Center
365 Fifth Avenue (Between 34th and 35th St
New York, NY 10016
United States
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