Peace breaks out in 2009. What is the state of the island now?
From artists documenting displacement to lawyers challenging anti-terror laws, from plantation workers unionizing in the hills to women leading demonstrations for their missing loved ones in the north, join us as we map some of the social justice movements currently unfolding in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka Series features activists and scholars based in or around the island, live-streaming into Toronto, Canada for discussions about the possibilities and strategies of leftist mobilizing locally and transnationally. Talks will thereafter be archived in video and transcript format on this website. Primarily designed for post-secondary students, the Series is open to anyone with an interest in Sri Lankan contemporary issues.
Join us for our next session on Nov 14 for a conversation about similarities and divergences in the crises of disappearances in Sri Lanka and Canada, featuring Dharsha Jegatheeswaran, Research Director at the Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research, who will join us via video-conference, and Megan Scribe, Youth Leader for the Native Youth Sexual Health Network. Get tickets and more information here: combattingdisappareances.eventbrite.com. You can also find the event on Facebook.
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