South Asia to Houston
Conversations and Connections
Around Gender-Based Violence
Friday, February 21, 2014, 9am - 4pm
Rockwell Pavilion - MD Anderson Library
Join us for an engaged conversation with those who serve transnational South Asian communities and those who write about the structures that perpetuate gender-based violence in all its forms. How is it represented and how is it being responded to? What are the concerns specific to communities in Houston?
Lakshmy Parameswaran of Daya
Sehba Sarwar of Voices Breaking Boundaries
Dr. Sucheta Choudhuri, UH Downtown
Dr. Shreerekha Subramanian, UH Clearlake
and many others
Dr. Elora Chowdhury, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Author of Transnationalism Reversed: Women Organizing Against Gender Violence in Bangladesh.
Speaker Publications and Additional Resources
Readings on the topic of gender based violence in South Asia. Writings by Lakshmy Parameswaran, Elora Halim Chowdhury and more.
|9:00 -10:45am||Workshop/Academic Discussion with Dr. Elora Chowdhury about her book, Transnationalism Reversed|
|11:00 - 11:30am||Keynote Address from Elora Chowdhury “Mapping Transnational Narratives of Violence, Victimization and Agency”|
|11:30 - 12:15pm||Panel 1 - Daya founding member Lakshmy Parameswaran and Vyoma Majmudar-Banker, Director of Counseling & Client Services at Daya, will discuss the particulars of the community they serve and the work of organizing, intervention and response.|
|12:30 - 1:30pm||Lunch Discussions in mixed (scholars and practitioners and students) groups, by theme/topic of interest|
|1:45 - 3:00pm||Panel 2 - Sucheta Choudhuri, Rekha Subramanian and Sehba Sarwar "Local Representations, Global Conversations: Surviving Violence and Resisting Ideologies of Violence"|
|3:00 - 4:00pm||Chat & Chai/Afternoon Reception - Book Signings and Resource Tables (with info about organizations doing work on this topic)|
UH Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, UH Women’s Resource Center, UH India Studies Program and the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies, UH Clearlake Women’s Studies, UH Friends of Women’s Studies, Daya, Asians Against Domestic Abuse, Voices Breaking Boundaries and the El Paso Corporation Lecture Series
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