Celebrating Dalit History Month

Saturday, May 02, 2015 - Saturday, May 02, 2015 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

CRG Conference Room, 691 Barrows Hall

Townsend Center for Humanities and
Center for Race Gender (CRG) Working Group on

Muslim Identities Cultures

Celebrating Dalit History Month

Sanghapalli Aruna (JNU Student Activist)
Manisha Devi (AIDMAM and Dalit Women Self-Respect March Leader)
Christina Dhanaraj (Dalit History Month Collective Member)
And possibly, Thenmozhi Soundarajan (UCB Alumna and the recent winner of anaward for her art activism)


Saturday, May 2, 2015; 4:30-6:00 PM

691 Barrows Hall (CRG Conference Room)

UC Berkeley

Barrows Hall is closest to Bancroft Ave. between Bowditch and Telegraph

DALIT HISTORY MONTH is a participatory radical history project. Our goal is to share the contributions to history from Dalits around the world. We are a parallel model of scholarship to academic institutions that study Dalits without Dalits in collaborative or lead roles of research. We believe in the power of our stories to change the savarna [upper-caste] narrative of our experience as one solely of atrocity into one that is of our own making. Our story may have begun in violence but we continue forward by emphasizing our assertion and resistance. Join the conversation at #DalitHistoryMonth on facebook, twitter, and your communities.
This event will be co-sponsored by AID and ASATA.

More information on the talk available at MuslimIdentities Cultures Facebook Group site and itslisted events site.

The objective of the Townsend Center and Center for Race Gender Working Group on Muslim Identities Cultures is to explore the constructions of Muslim identities and agencies from the standpoints of race, gender, caste, class, sexualities, nationalism, geopolitics and culture, especially concentrating on the discourses of “racialization” of Muslims taking place since 9/11. While examining the intersections and coformations of cultures, religions, gender, sexualities, caste, class, race, and nationalisms, the group will endeavor to continue to create a space where multiple discourses can be analyzed and discussed in a scholarly fashion.

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