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New York University
Shruti@NYU

Presents its annual
South Asian Political Awareness Conference

Date: April 14, 2001

Time: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Thompson Center- 200 Series

Speakers:

Sreenath Sreenivasan, Professor of Journalism at Columbia University andWABC-7 technology reporter.
Speaking on: "South Asians and the Media: A look at how the community is portrayed and why you should care"

Kaneez Madraswala, Attorney at Law, and volunteer at Manavi, an organization devoted to counselling the survivors of domestic violence.
Speaking on: "The social taboos of domestic violence and the special needs of the South Asian community"

Jyoti Thottam, Reporter for Time Digital, and Director of Travelling Film South Asia.
Speaking on: "The Future of South Asian Political Participation in New York City"

Meera Deo, Trial Attorney for ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union).
Speaking on: "Michigan Law School affirmative action case and her involvement with the ACLU"

Ragini Shah
Speaking on: "Coalition building across languages, economic classes and immigration status"

Karthick Ramakrishnan, graduate student in political science at Princeton University.
Speaking on : "South Asian Theater and campus activism" in addition to his research on Asian and Latino political participation.

Bikku Kuruvila, staff attorney with the West Side SRO Law Project. Speaking on: "Human Rights, Political participation, and the significance of local politics to our communities"

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