The Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Michigan is pleased to host an international conference on September 21-23, 2017: “Seeking Social Justice in South Asia.” The conference’s aim is to focus attention on stark and persistent political, economic, and social inequalities and the ongoing struggles to address them in contemporary South Asia.
The conference will bring together a group of internationally-renowned lawyers, activists, academics, and producers of media (print and multimedia) to consider a range of interconnected struggles for social justice, including religious and ethnic polarization, gender and sexuality, caste politics, minority rights, urbanization and displacement, and media and information access. Presentations will address these issues in the Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani, and Sri Lankan contexts.
This conference is made possible by generous support from Ranvir and Adarsh Trehan and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, with additional support from the: Department of History, Department of Anthropology, Global Media Studies Initiative, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Program in International and Comparative Studies, Donia Human Rights Center, Islamic Studies Program, and the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. This conference is funded in part by a Title VI federal grant from the US Department of Education.
|Event Type:||Conference / Symposium|
|Tags:||Asia, Social Justice|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Center for South Asian Studies, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, International Institute, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Global Islamic Studies Center, Program in International and Comparative Studies, Donia Human Rights Center, Asian Languages and Cultures, Department of Anthropology, Department of History|
Friday, September 22, 2017 9:15 AM-6:00 PM
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