Notable speakers, discussions, music and poetry in London
Resisting Fascism, Building Solidarities: India, Kashmir and Beyond. An afternoon of international speakers and discussion, followed by an evening of music and poetry.
Date And Time
Sat, 5 October 2019
13:00 – 22:00 BST
SOAS University of London
10 Thornhaugh Street
Kavita Krisnan (CPI-ML) Indian left and feminist activist, co-author of the recent expose ‘Kashmir Caged’
Dr Nitasha Kaul (University of Westminster) Kashmiri academic and writer
Satpal Muman (CasteWatch UK) Ambedkarite activist and campaigner for anti-caste discrimination legislation
Rajratna Ambedkar, activist, great-nephew of Dr BR Ambedkar
SAJJAD HASSAN (Together4Good) anti-mob lynching and human rights activist
Dr ADAM ELLIOT-COOPER (The Monitoring Group) anti-racist, anti-colonial researcher and activist
MARIYEH MUSHTAQ (Kashmir Solidarity Movement)
ROSA HEIMER (LAWA and Brazilian Women Against Fascism)
ZEENA ALHASSAN & ABD ALRAHEEM OMER (Madaniya – Sudan Diaspora Global)
BEN JAMAL (Palestine Solidarity Campaign)
This event will look at these developments in the context of the rise of fascism globally. In the first panel speakers will discuss the ways in which the fascist agenda is being challenged and resisted in India and in Kashmir, and in South Asian diasporas. The second panel, with a range of speakers from anti-fascist and anti-imperialist movements globally, will focus on sharing strategies and building solidarities. This will be followed by an evening of music and poetry featuring radical and revolutionary South Asian artists.
13.30-17.30 – Panel 1: Resistance to fascism in India and Kashmir and its representatives in the UK
Panel 2: Building Global anti-fascist solidarities.
18.00-22.00 – Music from NAJMA AKHTAR, SHEPHALI FROST, KAPIL SESHASAYEE, and DJs ISURU and PANDIT G, poetry from SHAREEFA ENERGY and SANAAH SULTAN and more!
All welcome. Attendance free. Donations welcome on the day – we will be collecting to cover costs of the event and for a hardship fund for Kashmiri students in the UK affected by India’s recent actions.
Organised by South Asia Solidarity Group, CasteWatch UK, and Together4Good
Image: Kashmiri woman protesting in Srinagar against the abrogation of Article 370, August