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Activist Asha Kowtal & Filmmaker Thenmozhi Soundararajan Launch National Tour on the Epidemic of Caste-Based Sexual Violence in


Following the historic Dalit Women's Self-Respect March in India, activist Asha Kowtal of All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch, a platform for Dalit Women to escalate our voices for justice, and Filmmaker and Dalit-American Thenmozhi Soundararajan are launching the first National series of conversations on the epidemic of caste-based sexual violence in India. With over 25% of 80,000 million of India Dalit Women reporting some act of sexual violence this movement is at critical mass.

The tour begins this Saturday in New York and will include stops in Washington DC, Boston, Princeton, San Jose, Berkeley, Akron, and San Francisco. The launch for this tour is in New York and is co-sponsored by South Asia Solidarity Initiative, V-Day, and the Ravidass Temple of Woodside.

LAUNCH DATE: Saturday, 12 April 2014
TIME: 5:00 PM
VENUE: Institute for Public Knowledge, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor, Room 503, Main Conference Room