DATE
Thursday October 10, 2019

TIME
5:00 to 6:30 PM

LOCATION
UBC | C.K. Choi Building
Room 120 | 1855 West Mall

The Annual Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture Series & Ambedkar Chetna Awards Night (2019)

Dr. Suraj Yengde
Dr. Suraj Yengde
This year’s special guest to deliver the Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture is Dr. Suraj Yengde. He is an inaugural postdoctoral fellow at the Initiative for Institutional Anti-Racism and Accountability, Shorenstein Center on Media, and Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. He has published in the field of caste, race, ethnicity studies, and inter-regional labor migration in the global South. Suraj Yengde is an award winning scholar, activist, and author of best seller Caste Matters.

In addition to delivering lectures, Suraj Yengde will participate in Round Table Discussion with Ambedkar Reading Group at Simon Fraser University, garland the Bust of Dr. Ambedakr and pay his respects, and participate in a panel discussion with youth from across the lower mainland.

In the book ‘Caste Matters’ Suraj Yengde unearths the rigid and discriminatory caste system. In addition to delivering his lectures at UBC, Suraj Yengde will participate in Round Table Discussion with Ambedkar Reading Group at Simon Fraser University, garland the Bust of Dr. Ambedkar and pay his respects, and will participate in a panel discussion with youth from across the lower mainland.

Website: www.chetna.ca

Awards Night:

In partnership with Indo-Canadian Times Newspaper, Chetna Association of Canada will honor change champions who have contributed to social justice, arts and literature, journalism, and attained life time achievements.

As well, Mr. Mohanlal Karimpuri’s two books will be released by Mr. Kuldeep Chumber during the occasion.

Thursday, October 10, 5 to 6 PM (opening lecture)

ROOM #120, CK CHOI BUILDING, 1855 WEST MALL, THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Opening lecture – facilitated by Dr. Anne Murphy

Friday, October 11, 1 to 4 PM (roundtable discussion)

THAKORE FAMILY & LEARNING ROOM, SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY

3rd FLOOR, WAC BENNETT LIBRARY

Round Table Discussion facilitated by Dr. Samir Gandesha followed by ceremony to garland the Bronze Bust and pay respects to Dr. Ambedkar

Saturday, October 12, 12 to 4 PM (second lecture)

KWANTLEN POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

Lecture followed by panel discussion – facilitated by Mo Dhaliwal

Sunday, October 13, 6 PM
(Dr. Ambedkar Chetna Awards Night)

KHANNA BANQUET 11267 – 125a ST., SURREY

The annual Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture was founded in 2017 to celebrate the life, work and legacy of Dr. Ambedkar.

Partners:  CISAR, the Department of Asian Studies and The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society at UBC; Institute for the Humanities at SFU, Dr. Hari Sharma Foundation, Chetna Association of Canada, Ambedkarite International Coordination Society, and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Co-sponsored by UBC’s Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society (何鴻毅家族基金佛學與當代社會課程)