Social justice and South Asia

September 18, 2017
Mandira Banerjee


DATE: 9:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 22; 9:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. Sept. 23, 2017

EVENT: “Seeking Social Justice in South Asia”

This two-day conference, free and open to the public, assembles an international group of scholars to focus attention on political, economic and social inequalities, and the ongoing struggles to address them in contemporary South Asia.

The scholar group includes internationally renowned lawyers, activists, academics and producers of media (print and multimedia) from the region who will come together to explore issues not only in their national contexts, but also in regional and international frames.

They will discuss: How are struggles for social justice interconnected? Where are the opportunities for solidarity between movements—nationally and regionally? What are the shared colonial legacies that structure social oppression, injustice and inequality in South Asia? What role, if any, can international advocacy play in effecting social justice in South Asia? And relatedly, what role does the international context play in producing and/or buttressing oppression and injustice in South Asia?

PLACE: Tisch Hall, Room 1014, 505 S State St., Ann Arbor

SPONSORS: Benefactors Ranveer and Adarsh Trehan and the U-M 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. The conference is funded in part by a Title VI federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

INFORMATION: Seeking Social Justice in South Asia