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2020 Indo-Caribbean Women's+ Empowerment Summit

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Schedule

· Stage
Leading with Love: Building Our Future Boldly
Welcome remarks from Jahajee Sisters, a conversation with Indo-Caribbean leaders from NYC, Toronto, Trinidad and Guyana followed by cultural performances
Suzanne Narain Renelle  White Taij Moteelall Sherlina Nageer Christine  Samwaroo Suzanne C. Persard
· Stage
Film Screening of Yen Guru Wai followed by Q&A
A journey into the Mariamman tradition through the life and legacy of the late Guru, Pujarie Basdeo Mangal
Stephanos Stephanides Bhoopchand  Mangal karen sonilal Manauvaskar Kublall
· Stage
Healing & Transformative Justice in this Political Moment
Morning conversation featuring thought leaders from the Healing Justice & Transformative Justice Movements
Dayanara Marte Piper Anderson rusia Mohiuddin Tanuja Jagernauth Simone Jhingoor
· Sessions
Lunch Hangouts
Self-Organized hangouts
· Expo
Jahajee Marketplace
Meet & Greet with Vendors: Visual Artists, Authors, Small Business Owners and Community-based Organizations
· Sessions
Workshops Part 1
Workshop sessions on: 1) Indo-Caribbean History & Culture; 2) Arts, Creativity & Storytelling; 3) Political Education; and 4) Skill-building
· Sessions
Workshops Part 2
Workshop sessions on: 1) Indo-Caribbean History & Culture; 2) Arts, Creativity & Storytelling; 3) Political Education; and 4) Skill-building
· Stage
Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora
In Collaboration with SAWCC, we present a conversation with editor, Grace Aneiza Ali and other contributing writers to the book
Dominique Hunter Christie  Neptune Rashida Abuwala Grace Aneiza Ali Maya Mackrandilal
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Keynote from Dr. Kamini Doobay
Dr. Kamini Doobay, Indo-Caribbean Physician and founder of NYC Coalition to Dismantle Racism in the Health System
Kamini Doobay
· Sessions
Open Mic & Artist Jam
Arts & Activism Social Event (for those who want to continue to hangout and build!)
· Stage
Keynote from Linda Sarsour
Linda Sarsour, activist and author of We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders: A Memoir of Love and Resistance
LINDA SARSOUR
· Stage
A Conversation with Nadia Jagessar & Sonya Renee Taylor on Radical Self-Love, Relationships & Solidarity
Join us for a dynamic conversation that will be moderated by Taij Moteelall, Co-Founder of Jahajee Sisters and Principal of Media Sutra Inc
Taij Moteelall Nadia Jagessar Sonya Taylor
· Sessions
Workshops Part 3
Workshop sessions on: 1) Indo-Caribbean History & Culture; 2) Arts, Creativity & Storytelling; 3) Political Education; and 4) Skill-building
· Sessions
Workshops Part 4
Workshop sessions on 1) Indo-Caribbean History & Culture; 2) Arts, Creativity & Storytelling; 3) Political Education; and 4) Skill-building
· Stage
Gender Justice in Our Lifetime: What will it take?
Closing conversation with Gender Justice Movement Leaders in NYC followed by Closing Remarks from Jahajee Sisters
Sasha Ahuja Joanne Smith Margarita Guzman Sevonna Brown Shivana Jorawar

Speakers

LINDA SARSOUR

Racial Justice & Civil Rights Activist and Author of We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders: A Memoir of Love and Resistance

Stephanos Stephanides

Yen Guru Wai Film Q&A | Friday, November 20 at 10:30pm

Suzanne Narain

Co-founder of Lotus Toronto

Renelle White

LQBTQ Advocate at Silver Lining Foundation in Trinidad

Dominique Hunter

Contributing Writer to Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora

Bhoopchand Mangal

Yen Guru Wai Film Q&A | Friday, November 20 at 10:30pm

Piper Anderson

Founder & President of Create Forward

Dayanara Marte

Founder of In Bold Rebirth

Rashida Abuwala

Board Member at South Asian Women's Creative Collective

Christie Neptune

Contributing Writer to Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora

Maya Mackrandilal

Contributing Writer to Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora

Grace Aneiza Ali

Editor of Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora

Sonya Taylor

Spoken Word Artist, Activist and Author of The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love

Nadia Jagessar

Indo-Caribbean Entrepreneur-- Founder of Euphoria Events and Star of the Netflix series Indian Matchmaking

karen sonilal

Co-Chair of the Grassroots Action Team, Jahajee Sisters

Sasha Ahuja

Chair of New York City’s Equal Employment Practices Commission

Manauvaskar Kublall

Indo-Caribbean Filmmaker

Kamini Doobay

Indo-Caribbean Physician and Founder of the New York City Coalition to Dismantle Racism in the Healthcare System

Simone Jhingoor

Co-Director of Jahajee Sisters

Tanuja Jagernauth

Indo-Caribbean Healing Justice Practitioner

rusia Mohiuddin

Founder & Principal at Universal Partnership

Shivana Jorawar

Co-Director of Jahajee Sisters

Sevonna Brown

Co-Executive Director of Black Women's Blueprint

Margarita Guzman

Executive Director of VIP Mujeres

Joanne Smith

Founder & President of Girls for Gender Equity

Suzanne C. Persard

Queer Indo-Jamaican Scholar and Writer and Co-Founder of Jahajee Sisters

Christine Samwaroo

Founder of the Breadfruit Collective in Guyana

Sherlina Nageer

Gender Justice Activist based in Guyana

Taij Moteelall

Principal at Media Sutra and Co-Founder of Jahajee Sisters

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