One in every 200 people in the world are in slavery. Among the bonded laborers, a South Indian scheduled tribe called “Irula” (which means “darkness”) is categorized as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) by the Indian government.
Recently, a movie titled Jai Bhim was released describing the plight of the “Irula” tribal community, which gives a deeper understanding of the undocumented community in India. Join Dr. Prince Solomon, who has worked with released bonded laborers for several years, as he unfolds the existing caste system in India and its impact on modern-day slavery. Dr. Solomon is a U-M SSW Visiting Scholar from Madras Christian College in India.
This event is sponsored by the Office of Global Activities, the Community Action for Social Change (CASC) minor, the Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS), and the Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning.
Individual boxed dinners will be provided. Zoom option is also available.
Topic: Modern Day Slavery: Social Work & The Caste System in India
Time: Apr 6, 2022 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 919 2256 1716
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