The CGT is proud to co-sponsor:

Ambedkar Initiative, Spring 2021

Understanding Systemic Racism: Art and Politics

Web Series

Read the introductory statement and watch the archive of the Fall 2020 web series here.

Thursday, February 11
10:00-11:45 AM EST
“Ambedkarite Aesthetics and Contemporary Art Practice” (WATCH)
Yashadatta Alone (JNU)
and Prabhakar Kamble (Mumbai-based artist and curator)

Thursday, February 18
10:00-11:45 AM EST
“The Dalit Panthers and Literary Insurgence”
Suraj Yengde (Harvard University), Yogesh Maitreya (Panther’s Paw Publication), and others TBA

Thursday, February 25
“The Role of the Radical Writer”
Meena Kandasamy (writer and activist)
moderated by Dhanya Addanki (writer and archivist)

Thursday, March 11
“Between Radical Promise and Despair: Dalit Literature and Movement in Karnataka”
Devanoora Mahadeva (writer) and Prithvi Datta Chandra Shobhi (KREA University) 

The Ambedkar lecture series is cosponsored by the Office of EVP of Arts and Sciences; Barnard Provost’s Office; Office of the Deans of Humanities and Social Sciences; IRAAS; AAADS; IRCPL; MESAAS; CSER; Columbia Committee on Global Thought; CU Libraries; and CU Press.