lower level of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. (map)
In this talk, human rights activist Martin Macwan will speak on his work and the situation of Dalits – the groups often glossed as former ‘untouchables’ - in India. Macwan founded Navsarjan Trust, a grassroots human rights organization in Gujarat, India and co-founded the National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights and the Indian Institute of Dalit Studies. In the 2000, he received the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award. He has been honored by Human Rights Watch and the Gleitsman Foundation’s Activist of the Year Award.