Three Months Later: The New Delhi Rape Case, and the Politics of Solidarity

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 7:30pm
The Brecht Forum, 451 West Street (between Bank & Bethune Sts): A, C, E to 14 St. (south exits to 14th & 8th Av.; L to 8th Av. (at 14th); #1, 2, 3 to 14 St.(south exits to 12th St. & 7th Av.); PATH to Christopher St. (nr. Hudson St.); F, M to 14 St (at 6th Av.); B, D to W. 4 St. (north exits to Waverly & 6th Av.); maps below)

March 6th, 2013 7:30 PM Women's History Month Special Program
Co-sponsored by South Asian Solidarity Initiative
Three Months Later:
The New Delhi Rape Case, and the Politics of Solidarity
Nandita Shah,Suneeta Dhar,Madhu Mehra,Jinee Lokaneeta,Svati Shah

The horrific sexual assault in New Delhi in December 2012 captured worldwide media attention, generating a debate and activist interventions that also spanned the globe. In New York, an ad hoc group of South Asian feminists and their allies organized a protest outside of the Indian Consulate on India's Republic Day, January 26. These protests were held in solidarity with the massive protests held throughout December all over India. With the Commission on the Status of Women meetings at the United Nations, annually held in early March, we have the rare opportunity to discuss the events in India and the question of solidarity with feminists who are in New York currently, and are active in an array of feminist and civil liberties movements there. Please join us for an important discussion with five activists and writers who are based in India and in the U.S.

Nandita Shah, Akshara, Mumbai
Suneeta Dhar, Jagori, New Delhi
Madhu Mehra, Partners for Law in Development, New Delhi
Jinee Lokaneeta, Drew University
Svati Shah, University of Massachusetts, Amherst