[WSMDiscuss] Vikalp Vārtā (online dialogue series on alternatives for India) no. 2: dalit/pastoral women on food sovereignty (25 Apr, 4 pm IST)

Ashish Kothari ashishkothari at riseup.net
Thu Apr 23 09:39:38 CEST 2020

Friends, pl. see attached (or at 
a poster regarding the 2nd Vikalp Varta, our online dialogue series on 
alternatives in India during and beyond COVID times. Three 
farmers/activists of the Deccan Development Society will talk about 
dalit/adivasi/pastoral women have achieved food sovereignty in dryland 
conditions using their own seeds, land, and knowledge ... and how they 
are helping in the COVID related relief work.

Saturday, 25th April, 4 pm IST

The zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87622317410

For a summary and recording of the first Vikalp Varta (Manas Arvind on 
Gurgaon Farmers' Market, see below), pl see: 


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Ashish Kothari
Apt 5 Shree Datta Krupa
908 Deccan Gymkhana
Pune 411004, India
Tel: 91-20-25654239; 91-20-25675450
Twitter: @chikikothari

On 15/04/20 10:39 am, Ashish Kothari wrote:
> Dear friends,
> On behalf of Vikalp Sangam, we are happy to launch 'Vikalp Vārtā', an 
> online dialogue series on alternatives for India during the covid 
> times and beyond. On Saturday afternoons from 3:00 - 4:30 pm, we will 
> feature leaders of initiatives that are engaged in creating systemic 
> alternatives, even as they are currently responding to the covid crisis.
> Our first speaker is Manas Arvind, who founded the Gurgaon Farmers 
> Market five years ago and continues to run it every week with the 
> support of volunteers. This initiative connects about 12-20 organic 
> farmers around Gurgaon with over 500 families living in Gurgaon. After 
> a 30-minute visual presentation, Manas will respond to questions from 
> participants. We are experimenting with an open talk format without 
> the need for registration. You may click on 
> https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2598651679 to directly join the call. Also, 
> please see the attached poster for sharing in your circles.
> Please also see https://vscoronatimes.blogspot.com/ on upcoming 
> initiatives - contemplations, dialogues and actions!
> We welcome nominations for speakers for what we envision to be an 
> ongoing series that will inspire new initiatives across India.
> Thank you!
> Warmly,
> Juhi, Vinay, Sangeetha
> (Vikalp Vārtā Team)
> contact: aevsangam at gmail.com
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