ESRC Festival of Social Science:Voices of Resistance

Voices of Resistance: Caste, Exclusion and Race
(Benzie Building, Manchester School of Art, 9 November 2016 at 4pm)

You are warmly invited to this FREE event as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2016 hosted by Dr Annapurna Waughray (Manchester Met) and the University of Manchester

Keynote: Professor David Mosse (Professor of Social Anthropology, University of London) 

Guest speakers and panellists:

Jai Anbu, Dalit author reading from his novel Betel Leaves followed by a performance of Dalit songs and drumming by Revd. Raj Bharat Patta (Honorary Chaplain at St. Peter’s Church and Chaplaincy)

Dr Sushrut Jadhav, Senior Lecturer in Cross-cultural Psychiatry at University College London and Consultant Psychiatrist, Camden Homeless Outreach Services & Islington Mental Health Rehabilitation Services.

Dr Nicole Thiara, Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University specialising in post-colonial literature and organiser of the AHRC-funded research network: ‘Writing, Analysing, Translating Dalit Literature’.

Burjor Avari, Honorary Research fellow in the Department of History at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The event will aim to highlight and explore diverse responses to caste discrimination in contemporary life by drawing on different perspectives from law, religion and community activism. It places caste within the broader context of how attitudes towards migrant groups and communities have changed over time and how racism, discrimination and exclusion have been expressed and resisted. We hope to attract a broad audience and to provide a space for people who are interested in listening to and discussing a range of different perspectives.

In particular, we hope that young people will attend and contribute their views on this important issue

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