[Nancy Braxton <nb73 at columbia.edu>: "Domestic Conflict:South Asian Perspectives" Exhibit & Events (fwd)]

David Magier magier at columbia.edu
Sat Apr 5 22:12:23 UTC 1997

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David Magier

The Dharam Hinduja Indic Research Center at Columbia University
invites you to join us for a reception inaugurating a spring program  on

Domestic Conflict: Images of Brokenness, Strategies for Healing.
South Asian Perspectives

with an exhibit featuring the works of artist Malati Narsu

4:00-5:30 pm, Friday, April 11, 1997
Columbia University
Lehman Library, West Reading Room
International Affairs Bldg.(IAB), 3rd Floor
420 West 118th Street, New York, NY  USA

This recent series of drawings and paintings by Malati Narsu portrays
hardships of women in India, bringing practices such as female
infanticide, sati, dowry deaths, child marriage and prostitution to public
attention.   An artist from Long Island, New York living in the US since
1959, Narsu combines a background in Indian art with Western influences.
Her works have been shown at numerous venues throughout the greater New
York area, most recently at the American Museum of Natural History (1996).
Malati Narsu will be present at the reception on the 11th and will speak
from 4:45-5:00 pm about the inspiration for her works on domestic
Light refreshments will be served!

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In conjunction with the exhibit, the Dharam Hinduja Center, 
together with Asian American Center (Queens College), The Asian Journal,
Asian/Pacific American Awareness Month, Barnard Center for Research on
Women,  Center for the Study of Human Rights, Domestic Violence
Project(Columbia Law School), Hindu Students Organization, Isma'ili
Muslim Students Association,Indian Progressive Study Group, Jain Forum,
Manavi, Organization of Pakistani  Students, Pragati, Inc, Sakhi  for
South Asian Women, South Asian Law Students Association, and Club Zamana
(South Asian Students Organization)

are pleased to sponsor the following events: 

Wednesday, April 16, 1997 	Broken Promises:
5 -7:00 pm 			Reflections on Field Work and Domestic
				Violence in Rajasthan 
1134 IAB			a talk by MAXINE K. WEISGRAU, Ph.D.,
				Anthropology Dept., Barnard College
Wednesday, April 23, 1997	A Life Without Fear 
4-5:00 pm			a 23-minute docu-drama exploring domestic
				violence in the South Asian 
1512 IAB			immigrant community, presented by Sakhi 
				for South Asian Women
				followed by discussion
5-7 pm				Addressing Domestic Violence in the South
				Asian Immigrant Community
(tea and light refreshments)	a roundtable discussion moderated by
				Asian American Center, Queens College, with
				SHAMITA DAS DASGUPTA, Ph.D., Psychology
				Dept., Rutgers University
				RAMKUMAR S. IYER, MSW, CSW, Elmhurst
				ANITA SINHA, Senior, Barnard College
				PREMA VORA, Program Director, Sakhi for
				South Asian Women
				SUJATA WARRIOR, Ph.D., NY Office of
				Prevention of Domestic Violence
Thursday, April 24, 1997 	Neither Coal Nor Ashes
5-6:30 pm			a 23-minute documentary film exposing the
				"accidental" kitchen stove 
1134 IAB			deaths of Pakistani women, followed by a
				talk by KAUSER SHEIKH,Activist, Simorgh:
				Women's Resource & Publication Centre, Lahore

Friday, April 25, 1997 		When Women Unite
5-7:00 pm			an 80-minute film merging feminism,
				politics, and democracy on one
1101 IAB			of the most extraordinary social uprisings
				of modern India
				followed by discussion

Wednesday, April 30, 1997	When This Day is Named
5-7:00 pm 			an hour-long film on laws re domestic
				violence and rape in Pakistan
1512 IAB			followed by discussion

Monday, May 5, 1997 		V for ...
8:00 pm 			a dance drama on violence performed by
Miller Theatre 			internationally-acclaimed Indian dancer,
(Broadway at 116th St.)		directed by JOHN MARTIN

For further information, contact the Dharam Hinduja Center, 1102 IAB, 854-5300,
dhirc at columbia.edu.

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