#Dalit Women Fight In Seattle: Film In Progress Screening At The South Asian Film Festival

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In 2013, Dalit transmedia artist Thenmozhi Soundararajan embarked on a journey to document the Dalit Women's Self Respect Movement, to shed light on the atrocities of caste apartheid and caste based sexual violence. For two years, she joined grassroots leaders organizing throughout multiple states in India to support survivors of caste based sexual violence and bring urgent attention to the issues of caste apartheid across the South Asian diaspora.

This Saturday, Thenmozhi Soundararajan will be at the South Asian Film Festival, joined by activists from the grassroots movement against caste apartheid - Anju, Manisha Mashaal and Asha Kowtal, sharing the work of Dalit women's demand to end caste apartheid. Join us for this historic Q&A session with Thenmozhi Soundararajan and a screening of footage from #DalitWomenFight, a full-length documentary featuring the work of the Dalit Women's Self Respect Movement.

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Saturday, October 17
6PM
SIFF Film Center, Seattle Center
Upstairs Screening Room
305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109
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The Dalit Women's Self-Respect movement is India’s largest historic challenge to caste-apartheid and caste-based sexual violence. In 2014, Dalit women and activists who have had enough of India’s epidemic of caste violence, jumped into jeeps, cars, bikes, and rickshaws and traveled state to state in the largest freedom ride to demand an end to caste based violence in Indian history. At each stop activists comforted survivors, confronted perpetrators, and called out corrupt public officials and the State who are responsible for this violence. As a result of our organizing, the conversation of India's failure to implement the rule of law for all has spread to over 50 cities in the last year alone.

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A national delegation of field organizers working on the front lines to end caste apartheid are in Seattle for the South Asian Film Festival to share the work of the Dalit Women's Self Respect Movement. This movement is seeking justice for Dalit women by breaking the silence on the epidemic of caste based sexual violence.

Join the Dalit Women's Self Respect Movement on this historic delegation, where these activists working on a transnational grassroots campaign to end caste based patriarchy will speak further on their demands to India and collaborators across the world to implement the rule of law for all and an end to the impunity faced by Dalits.

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Our national tour is sponsored by: AF3IRM National, INCITE: Women, Gender Non-Conforming, and Trans people of Color Against Violence, South Asia Solidarity Initiative, Ambedkar International Mission, Ambedkar Association of North America and Association of India's Development.
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By: Dalit Women Fight