Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. MDT at the University of Calgary
India's caste system is one of the oldest surviving forms of social stratification. Today, caste discrimination affects an estimated 260 million people globally. Join us for this luncheon panel to discuss the impact of the caste system in India and around the world with keynote speaker Vivek Kumar, Professor, Department of Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.; and Visiting Faculty, South Asian and African Center, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
Panelists: Dr. Regine King, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary; and Dr. Liza Lorenzetti, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary.
Moderator: Dr. Pallavi Banerjee, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Calgary
Following the panel discussion, Dr. Sumedh Bele, PhD Candidate, Department of Community Health Services, University of Calgary, will present a short talk entitled Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's Fight Against Casteism and Social Injustice.
This event is supported by the Ambedkarites International Mission Society – Canada and the University of Calgary's Faculty of Social Work, Department of Sociology, Calgary Institute for the Humanities, and Women's Resource Centre.
Women’s Resource Centre
4th Floor, MacEwan Student Centre (MSC 482)
402 Collegiate Boulevard N.W.
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Coffee, tea, and refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.
Please register at https://casteism-discussion.eventbrite.ca
Kathleen McWilliams, University of Calgary