About the Organiser
The Sambhaavnaa Institute of Public Policy and Politics’ mission is to nurture value-based leadership by encouraging individuals, especially the youth, to reflect, discuss and develop a critical perspective on the ideals and ideas that define a ‘just’ society.
About the Programme
Things are difficult for everyone at this time, but hope you and your dear ones are keeping safe. There are several efforts going across the country for supporting people in distress and if there is something you would need our help with, do write to us. We understand that in these times it is difficult to connect online or attend zoom sessions, but we are conducting these Weekend Addas hoping these could also be a way or a platform for us to keep our conversations on relevant issues alive.
International Workers’ Day is celebrated every May 1st as Labour Day mainly by left groups with demonstrations, rallies, public meetings, etc. This May day went by without any such programmes while workers across the country, mainly healthcare, sanitation and other frontline workers have been tirelessly working and some succumbing to the pandemic as well.
In that context, this Saturday 8th May, we have Sujatha Surepally (Dalit Women Collective, Hyderbad) who will be delivering a lecture on Celebrating May Day: The Question of Dalit Women Worker from 4 to 6 pm.
More often than not the ‘worker’ in this celebration does not include women or dalits. In this conversation, Sujatha will dwell upon the question of double discrimination and non-recognition faced by Dalit women workers within the paradigm of labour rights. Focussing on the inequality and vulnerability faced by domestic workers, sanitation workers, contractual workers, etc. she will highlight the role of these ‘invisible’ labourers.
How to Register?
Interested participants can register for the programme through this link.