Multi-city release and sharing of Breaking the Binary: A study by LABIA
April, 27- MAY 11 in Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Thrissur
Breaking The Binary (2013) is a study by LABIA – A Queer Feminist LBT Collective. Based on a research initiative that began in 2009, its findings question and challenge many of our fairly basic assumptions about gender, sexuality and sex.
The dates and venues for the different cities are as follows:
Mumbai Saturday, 27th April
3:30 to 7:30 pm Mini Auditorium; SNDT Juhu Campus, Santacruz; Bombay
Kolkata Wednesday, 1st May
3:00 to 7:00 pm WBVHA Tower, 1stFlr, 580 Anandapur, Kolkata, Local host: Sappho for Equality
Delhi Saturday, 4th May
3:00 to 7:00 pm The Attic, 1st Floor, 36, Regal Building, New Delhi, Local hosts: Saheli, Qashti LBT
Bangalore Tuesday, 7th May
3:30 to 7:30 pm Vishranti Neelayam, Opp Hindu Office; Infantry Road, Bangalore, Local hosts: LesBiT, WHAQ. Alternative Law Forum
Thrissur, Thursday, 9th May To be confirmed Sahayatrika
Chennai Saturday, 11th May
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Dhyanasram, Santhome, Chennai, Local hosts: The Shakthi Resource Center, East-West Center for Counseling Orinam, Nirangal, RIOV
For more details contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Swaang Music Performance at JNU, New Delhi
At KC Complex, Open Air Theatre, JNU on 3rd April
Time: 9:00 pm
Swaang is a Mumbai based cultural group of actors, writers, directors, singers and composers and have been associated with progressive arts. At this performance, Swaang will present a range of protest and women’s rising songs based on the writings of some legendary progressive poets like Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Sahir Ludhianvi, Dushyant Kumar, Paash, Gorakh Pandey, Habib Jalib as well as some original writings of the members.
Public protest in support of journalist Shahina KK in Bangalore
25th February 2013 (Monday) 5PM – 7PM At The Town Hall, Bangalore
Condemning Sangh Parivar Goondaism on Journalist Shahina, her friends and the media inside Somwarpet (Coorg District, Karnataka) Court
Hindu right-wing activists belonging to Bajrangdal threatened noted journalist Shahina KK inside court premises in Somwarpet, Coorg District, Karnataka on 22nd February 2013.
The right-wing activists also threatened the friends of Shahina who had accompanied her to the court and the media-persons who were present at the premises. They demanded the camera-person of a media house to show the visuals recorded in the camera; they did not want their faces to be on record.
When even sureties are getting intimidated in court and police is keeping silence. Two police vans escorted Sahina KK, her friends and the media people for about 2 kms to ensure their safety.
How can we expect justice when Hindutva communal forces are intimidating people and the media inside court premises in the presence of police.
Praja Rajakiya Vedike along with other organisations is organising this protest to condemn this and demanding the rule-of-law.
For more information please call us on 96322 23460/ 94839 50202.
Those who did not die: Impact of the Agrarian Crisis on Women in Punjab- Book launch
On Feb 19 at 6pm ,IIC Annexe. New Delhi.
Panel Discussion: Aruna Roy, Uma Chakravarti, Sukhpal Singh, Kavita Krishnan and Ranjana Padhi.
Written by Ranjana padhi, the book is based on interviews of 136 women survivors from families where there have been peasant suicides. I have only attempted to reveal the social side of the agrarian crisis to the best of my ability and understanding. Details
The Framing of a ‘Terrorist’: Risks and Lessons for the Media
Panel Discussion in Bangalore
DATE: Saturday, 16 February 2013 TIME: 11 am to 2 pm
VENUE: St Joseph’s College of Arts and Science, Xavier Hall (Post Graduate
Centre), 36 Lalbagh Road, Shantinagar, Bangalore [Entrance from road between Richmond Circle Flyover/Double Road and Hockey Stadium/Nanjappa Circle]
BM Basheer, News Editor, Varthabharati, Mangalore
Shahina KK, Assistant Editor, Open Magazine
Muhsin Parari, Kozhikode based writer and director of Native Bapa and
co-founder, Mappila Lahala
Escaping Intelligibility: Translation and the Politics of Knowledge
Talk by Nivedita Menon, Professor at Centre for Comparative Politics and Political Theory, JNU on 15th February.
At the SAA Auditorium JNU, 15th February, 3 pm
Tea will be served at 2.45
All are Welcome
Menon is a feminist scholar, activist and blogger and the author of Recovering Subversion:Feminist Politics Beyond the Law, co-author of Power and Contestation, India after 1989 and more recently Seeing Like a Feminist.
Kabir Festival Mumbai – 2013
More than 20 events, 15 venues from Nariman Point to Borivali, Matunga to Vashi,
Music from Malwa, Kutch, Rajasthan, Music of Kabir and also other Bhakti Poets,
Stories and Baul performances.
All free some with passes , most without,
Come join the Celebration……..and please pass the word. Kabir Community of Mumbai
Contact Priti Turakhia : 9619881102 / Falguni Desai : 9820380105
Kick in 2013 with a street Party! Let’s own our streets and make them safe
MARK SOLIDARITY WITH WOMEN’S RIGHTS AND SAFETY
Let us all shout out loud “It’s enough!”
Venue: 10.30 pm to 1 am.
31st December 2012, Anupam Saket, New Delhi
BE WARM–BRING FAMILY, FRIENDS, LOVERS, PETS !
(COME DENTED AND PAINTED!)
Citizen’s Collective Against Sexual Assault
Silent March across India to mourn the death of Delhi rape victim
When: On 29th Saturday 2012
New Delhi: At 1.30 pm from from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar.
Mumbai: A silent protest will take place in Mumbai at Shivaji Park at 2 am.
Bangalore: Silent Gathering at 4.00 pm at Mahatma Gandhi Statue, MG Road. Night vigil at 6pm at Ramakrishna Ashram, Basavanagudi.
Kochi, kerala: A protest march is held from Kaloor to High-court at 6pm.
Many individuals and groups have also called for candle light vigils demanding a violence free world.
Delhi Queer Pride Event
Delhi queer pride- placard-making event. Bring the wittiest, funniest, most relevant and compelling slogans you can think of, and join us to put ‘em on paper. Lets get set to paint the town queer! Bring food and drink to share and let’s have a queer potluck-picnic!
Date: Sunday, 18th November 2012 Time: 12 to 4 pm
Venue: Lodhi Garden, Lawns , New Delhi
Women in Film and Television India workshop
A workshop in Bombay with Vidya Balan on The Portrayal of sexuality in the female protagonist role (From 1950 -2012)
When- Saturday-10th November’12.
Where- Le Sutra Bandra (west) Mumbai
Vidya Balan would be conversing with Bhawana Somaaya (co-author of Mother Maiden Mistress with Jigna Kothari and Supriya Madangarli)
Film Screening Mumbai
Film screening and presentation of key findings of a study on Commercial Surrogacy in India
Venue: YMCA (18, YMCA Road, Mumbai Central, Near Maratha Mandir, Mumbai-08)
Date: 29th October 2012
Timing: 11.30 am onwards
The Queer Ink Writers Workshop, Mumbai
Dates for workshop: Saturdays; 4pm till 6pm:
Sept 1 and 15, October 6 and 20, November 3 and 17, 2012
Email your expression of interest to ‘email@example.com‘, with the following information:
1) Name and contact details
2) City of residence
3) Sample of writing
4) Explain your interest in such a group
For queries please call +91.9821.730.721
Meeting on Public Health, Inequality and Democratic Rights- Delhi
People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR, Delhi) invites you to attend 27th Ramanadham Memorial Meeting Public Health, Inequality and Democratic Rights.
8th September, 2012 5 pm – 8pm
Conference Hall ,Indian Law Institute, Opp Supreme Court, Bhagwan Das Road, New Delhi
Resist the silent emergency! Call for nationwide action on June 26th 2012
Organise public meetings /protests remembering Emergency of the Seventies and against today’s Silent Emergency. Details here
NCPA-Mumbai Comedy Festival June 22 – 24, 2012
NCPA Cheer!, the first-ever comedy festival by NCPA, Mumbai from June 22 – 24, 2012. The festival will be showcasing three new comic plays, stand-up acts and a workshop series on working with humour. Details here
Solidarity March Satara: Justice for sex worker Mothers
On Monday, the 14th of May 2012, Time 3-6pm.
Mitra collective (Collective of children of sex workers) will lead the march to affirm their strong relationship with their mothers who are part of ‘vamp’ the sex-workers’ collective in southern Maharashtra.
March route; Rajwada chowk- Malharpet – DSP office – Powai naka – Collectorate, Satara.
Read story here
CALL FOR ACTION AGAINST RAPE- DELHI
Join the protest against police inaction. Demand a safer Delhi NCR for women
Rally from Mandi House to ITO Delhi 11 am to 1pm On 5th May 2012, Bring a thaali and a spoon each. Wear RED as a Sign Of Your Protest
WOMEN HAVE A RIGHT TO BE SAFE — IN HOMES, ON STREETS, IN BUSES AND IN WORKPLACES!
Citizens Collective Against Sexual Assault
Tel: 011-26966334, 26692700, 26447608, 24316832; Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/sbandolan/
Indian Premiere of the film BHOPALI
A stirring documentary about the survivors of the world’s worst industrial disaster, the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak in Bhopal, India.
Tuesday | 24th April | 6:30pm | Alliance Francaise | Bombay. Details here
Meeting in Delhi to organise mass protest against sexual violence
Following the Gurgaon gangrape case, concerned women citizens have been holding meetings and protest with support from many groups and individuals all around the NCR for the past few weeks.
The next meeting is on Friday, 13th April at Indian Coffee House at 4pm to organise and plan a mass protest demanding accountability and responses from the administration.
We are Citizens Collective at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us on Googlegroups- email@example.com
Facebook: Protest Against sexual Assault: http://www.facebook.com/groups/sbandolan/
ENDORSE STATEMENT OF FEMINIST & WOMEN’S ORGANISATIONS ON THE VERY LIMITED & CONCERNING RESULTS OF CSW 56
This month the UN Commission on the Status of Women failed to adopt agreed conclusions at its 56th session on the basis of safeguarding “traditional values” at the expense of human rights and fundamental freedoms of women.
Together with our partner feminist and women’s rights organisations, we say NO to any re-opening of negotiations on the already established international agreements on women’s human rights and call on all governments to demonstrate their commitments to promote protect and fulfill human rights and fundamental freedoms of women. Endorse here
ALL INDIA MEETING ON WOMEN PRISONERS & CUSTODIAL VIOLENCE
On 31st March, 2012, 9.30 am to 6pm, Gandhi Peace Foundation New Delhi
Some organisations in Delhi have got together to hold a day‐long public meeting on the issue of
custodial violence and women prisoners. Lawyers and activists from different part of the country (including some who have also been jailed under repressive laws) will be present to share their experiences.
Organised by SAHELI, People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR), People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) & Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) Details here
Streets bharo, buses bharo, public places bharo Andolan, Delhi
The administration has done it again! Blame game, ‘protective measures’ stopping women from going out on the streets after 8 pm.
On 17th At Central park, CP, Delhi at 8 pm. It will be a march. We request everyone to show up in huge numbers with placards. Even if there are no placards please do come to support the cause.
Those who are not in Delhi
Women and girls, lets do a streets bharo andolan on the 17th evening after 8 pm. Get out to the streets. Stop working… take the buses, go to shopping places, paan ka dukan.. anything where you are not supposed to be after 8 pm…. Facebook page
March Against Rape and Sexual Harassment, Kolkata
West Bengal has consistently recorded the 2nd highest number of rape cases in India for the past 7 years. On 19 March, Join the March against Rape and Sexual Harassment.
Meet at College Square from 3.00 P.M., opposite Calcutta University College Street Campus, March starts at 4 pm.
Organised by Maitree, a network of women’s rights organisations and individuals.
BE THERE IF YOU CARE WEAR BLACK IN ANY FORM TO SHOW YOUR PROTEST facebook page
Film Premier: Invoking Justice, Chennai
Fed up with male dominated Jamaats (Councils), where they cannot represent themselves, Muslim women in South India set up their own council in 2004. The film follows Jamaat members as they investigate cases and negotiate with families, male jamaats and the police with skill, tenacity and the courage of convictions grounded equally in faith and in a secular idea of justice.
Duration: 85 minutes
Director: Deepa Dhanraj
Language: Tamil (with English sub-titles)
Date and Time: March 21, 4. 30 pm
Place: Department of Tamil auditorium ,Marina Campus, opposite Thiruvalluvar Statue, Chennai.
Meeting on privatisation of health services, Mumbai
Maharashtra State level convention in Mumbai for opposing privatisation of Public health services,. We appeal to everyone to participate in this convention and to come forward and support the emerging demand.
Say NO to privatisation, Say YES to strengthening of public health services in Maharashtra!
Date: 17th March 2012
Time: 11 am to 2.30 pm
Venue: Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh, 2ND floor, near Azad Maidan,
Organised by: Jan Swathya Abhiyam.
Mumbai Chapter of Women In Film &Television Association
Women In Film &Television International (WIFTI), a global network with over 14000 members – professionals in film, television, digital media and associated industries — launched its Mumbai chapter on 6thMarch 2012 at Taj Lands End Mumbai. WIFT memberships offer women professionals a platform for networking, presenting their films at local screenings and film festivals, attend workshops, and significantly being internships and mentorships. Vandana Malik co-founder of TV18 has offered ten internships and there are mentorship programs happening under editor Deepa Bhatia and director Zoya Akhtar. Details here
International Women’s Day Web Premiere
This Thursday, March 8, 2012, to commemorate International Women’s Day, Women’s Learning Partnership will launch the web premiere of our new documentary on the global effort to eradicate gender-based violence.
From Fear to Freedom: Ending Violence Against Women
On March 8, 2012, click here to watch the film