Association for India’s Development (AID) Iowa chapter brings to you
Human rights activist, National Secretary of the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) and Convener of the Steering Committee of the Right to Food Campaign.
She will talk about “National Food Security Act 2013: The Discourse around India's New Law to Address Hunger”.
What: Lecture on Food Security in India: Kavita Srivastava
When: Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 6pm
Where: Northwestern Room (345), Iowa Memorial Union
We will also provide an overview of AID, the projects we support and various ways you can get involved (becoming a member, internships in India and other volunteering opportunities).
About Kavita Srivastava: For almost three decades now Kavita Srivastava has been a human rights worker and part of non–violent resistance for democratic and constitutional rights in India. She has a leadership role in various movements including those for the rights of Women, Dalits, Tribals and Workers and for civil liberties. She works to demand accountability for crimes committed against dispossessed groups, through legal and public action. She is the National Secretary of the People's Union for Civil Liberties, the foremost Civil Liberties organization in India. She is also the Petitioner for the Right to Food Petition in the Supreme Court of India, the longest running food litigation in the world, as well as the National Convener of the Steering Committee of the Right to Food Campaign.
The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) is a non–partisan, membership–based organization with branches across India, founded by J.P. Narayan in 1976. Over the years, the PUCL has sought to raise its voice against oppression, raise awareness and encourage dialogue on the threats to civil liberties. In the course of its work, PUCL has taken up a whole spectrum of issues– from communal harmony to environmental justice and the rights of the urban poor.
Founded by a group of graduate students at University of Maryland, College Park in 1991, Association for India’s Development (AID) currently has more than 1000 volunteers across the globe. AID supports grassroots organizations in India that works in various interconnected spheres such as agriculture, energy, education, health, livelihood, women's empowerment and social justice. AID is a registered 501(c)(3) non profit organization. For more information, visit: www.aidindia.org
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