Sunday April 24 2016
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Free of charge. A light meal will be served.
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Co-hosted by Satya Magazine, Brighter Green and Lantern Books
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Join us for a lively discussion about queer activism and animal rights activism in India. Professor Naisargi Dave will be in conversation with Sangamithra Iyer, Brighter Green associate and editor of Satya: The Long View. Copies of The Long View will be available for purchase.
Dr. Naisargi Dave is an associate professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of Toronto. Her first book, Queer Activism in India: A Story in the Anthropology of Ethics (Duke, 2012), explores the relationship among queer politics, activism, and affect. Her second book project, The Social Skin: Humans and Animals in India, engages critically with humanism and the privileging of reason to consider myriad facets of working with and for urban and working animals in India. Read her interview in Satya: The Long View.
Satya is a publication focused on animal advocacy, environmentalism, social justice and vegetarianism. In Sanskrit, “satya” means “truth,” and formed the basis of Mohandas Gandhi’s Satyagraha movement for Indian self-sufficiency.Satya was published as a monthly magazine from June 1994-June 2007. Selections from the first five years were anthologized in The Way of Compassion. Satya is committed to continuing Gandhi’s legacy by increasing dialogue among activists from diverse backgrounds and engaging readers in ways to integrate compassion into their daily lives. The Long View is Satya’s most recent project reflecting on over two decades of activism and where we go from here.