|Talk by Kavita Srivastava : Nov 2nd|
AID-Columbus is proud to host Kavita Srivastava, a seasoned champion campaigner for civil liberties, women's rights and the right to food. Join us to engage in a lively discussion and bring your ideas and concerns for the Q&A session.
Kavita Srivastava is the National Secretary of the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), Convenor of the Steering Committee of the Right to Food campaign and a previous National Convener of the National Alliance of People's Movements (NAPM). Based in Rajasthan, Kavita has been actively involved in the women’s movement and the civil rights movement for the last 20 years. She played an active role in fighting for justice in the landmark Bhanwari Devi rape case and in calling attention to attacks on minority communities in Rajasthan. Kavita has also been involved in opposing state repression through arbitrary detentions, false cases and extrajudicial killings in different parts of India, particularly Chhattisgarh -- issues that many of us in AID have also engaged with through the campaigns to free Binanyak Sen and Soni Sori.
The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) is a non-partisan, membership-based organisation with branches across the nation, founded by J.P. Narayan in 1976. Over the years, the PUCL has sought to raise its voice against oppression, raise awareness and encourage dialogue on the threats to civil liberties in India. In the course of its work, PUCL has taken up a whole spectrum of issues- from communal harmony to environmental justice and the rights of the urban poor. PUCL is the petitioner in the recent Supreme Court case on the Right to Food, challenging the Government on the issue of the poverty line.
Kavita will join us at Room 100, Independence Hall on the 2nd of Nov, 2013 at 5pm. The event will last about 2 hours.
Welcome to the Columbus Chapter of the Association for India's Development (AID)!
AID is a non-profit, volunteer movement that supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural resources, agriculture, health, women's empowerment and social justice.
AID's holistic vision enables it to address underlying causes rather than just responding to symptoms, by supporting constructive and creative work through various projects and by using powerful tools for bringing change, such as campaigning against corruption. We, at AID Columbus, believe that small initiatives such as the projects we support help shape the future of our nation.
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- Gayathri Natarajan at (614) 398-2430
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