Perspectives on Policing in India
3rd October 2020
Speakers: Dr. Meeran Chadha Borwankar (Retired IPS Officer) and Dr. Jinee Lokaneeta (Professor of Political Science, Drew University)
Themes: Police as a labour force, the gendered, religious, and caste dimensions of policing, and the role of police in the face of uncertainty.
This was our first ever public panel discussion you can watch the recorded version of this event here!
Gender & Music (Academic-ish X Eq.Vox)
15th October 2020
This was conducted in collaboration with Avanti Patel, a trained vocalist and playback singer.
Speakers: Avanti Patel (speaker and moderator), Pavithra Chari (cross-genre vocalist, composer & lyricist), and Rutuja Lad (trained Hindustani classical vocalist)
Themes: Gendered perspectives of Hindustani classical music, the politics of representation, and sexism in the field.
You can watch the recorded version of this event here!
What Has Gender Got To Do With It? A Conversation on Environmental Research with the Women Behind "Patriarchy and the Pangolin"
13th June 2020
Speakers: Manya (environmental researcher) and Aditi Patil (author of Patriarchy and the Pangolin, conservation researcher)
Themes: the challenges of field research, structural barriers for women, the state's relationship with data, feminist ecological philosophies & the politics of conservation across borders in India.
Why do we care so much about tigers? On Forest Conservation and Policy in Kumbalgarh, Rajasthan
20th March 2022
Speaker: Meenal Tatpati, Kalpavriksh
Themes: tiger conservation policies, forest laws, colonial ecological practices, indigenous peoples' rights
Rojava's Alternative: Kurdish Resistance Against State, Capitalism and Patriarchy
26th March 2022
Speaker: A member of the Kurdish movement who has spent the last three years working on the ground in Rojava as a medic during war time, and also in media, ecologic, and social work. (Name withheld on the speaker's request)
Themes: anti-capitalist and anti-fascist movements, pluralism, ecology, feminist movements, radical democracy, decentralised states