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