Untouchable - March 24, 6:30pm, Cambridge Main Library
From: Shield, Emily (eshieldcambridgema.gov)
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:25:03 -0700 (PDT)

Please join us!

 

March 24, 2015

Cambridge Main Library

Auditorium

6:30pm – Refreshments

7pm – Film and Discussion

 

The Cambridge Women’s Heritage Project presents a screening of the micro-documentary (15 minute), Untouchable, about human rights activist Dr. Bishnu Maya Pariyar’s journey back to the village where she was born and raised as one of Nepal’s Dalits, the so called untouchable people. The film depicts the tremendous obstacles of gender and caste discrimination, poverty and exclusion that Dr. Pariyar overcame.

 

Following the film, Dr. Pariyar, now a prolific scholar, social entrepreneur and internationally respected advocate, will discuss the film and the efforts of  her non-profit EDWON (Empower Dalit Women of Nepal) which strives to give women the tools to become agents of change through social and economic empowerment. EDWON’s programs develop leadership and encourage women of different castes to work together.

 

Please join us for this inspirational and moving evening!

 

Poster attached – please distribute far and wide!

 

 

 

Attachment: Untouchable.pdf
Description: Untouchable.pdf

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