Echoes of Ghadar

 Convergence of activists, organizers, artists from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka in transnational conversations with activists from the United States

October 25 to 27, 2013

Pace University, One Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038
#EchoesofGhadar2013

Message from the SASI Organizing Collective

In 1913, a coalition of South Asian immigrant workers and students in California, called the Pacific Coast Hindustan Association, formed the Ghadar Party.They fought against imperialism and organized uprisings, alongside comrades in South Asia. They made explicit, the links between their own fights against imperialism and the struggles against oppressions globally. The Ghadar Party legacy forms the historical bedrock on which we are organizing the Echoes of Ghadar convergence in New York City.

Over the three days, we will pursue conversations with activists from the global South and North who have experiences with organizing and participating in locally-rooted struggles. The invited activists and the movements they represent are engaged in struggles on land issues, caste oppression, gender and sexuality rights, economic inequalities, labor, and job safety. These activists are creating and imagining a different world based on a vision of justice and equality for all. This convergence will be an opportunity for activists across borders to engage in dialogue, exchange experiences, and begin to build a transnational solidarity, without erasing locally unique contexts. In doing so, we hope to initiate important linkages across oceans while also celebrating our revolutionary roots.

Echoes of Ghadar is a community-organized, free event. This would not have been possible without the thoughtful generosity and good wishes of our supporters and allies. We would like to take a moment to thank our major donors: David Ludden, Eve Ensler, Pace University, Satish Kolluri, Thoughtworks, and V Day. We would also like to thank our fiscal sponsor, The Singh Foundation, especially Sekhar Ramakrishnan.

We hope you find the next three days engaging, challenging, and invigorating!

— South Asia Solidarity Initiative (Organizing Collective)

Location
Pace University, One Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038

By Subway

  • 2 and 3 — Take 2 Local or 3 Express to either Park Place/Broadway (then walk east across City Hall Park to the campus) or to Broadway-Nassau St./Fulton St. Station (exit at Fulton and Nassau St. and walk 2 blocks north on Nassau St. to campus).
  • A and C — Take the A Express or C Local to Broadway-Nassau St./Fulton St. Station. Exit at Fulton and Nassau St. and walk 2 blocks north on Nassau St. to campus.
  • 4, 5, and 6 — Take the 4 or 5 Express or 6 Local to the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall Station (last stop on the 6). Take exit marked City Hall to street and walk south down Park Row to campus; or walk through underpass to exit marked Frankfort St. and exit to Pace Plaza and the campus.
  • J, M, and Z — Take the J or Z Express or M Local to Broadway-Nassau St./Fulton St. Station. Exit at Fulton and Nassau St. and walk 2 blocks north on Nassau St. to campus.
  • N and R — Take the N Local or the R Local to City Hall/Broadway Station, then walk east across City Hall Park to campus.

 

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