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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Human Rights activist Shabnam Hashmi spoke at Stanford today.
Here is FOSA's announcement of Hashmi's talks in the Bay Area.

SHABNAM HASHMI, Indian Human Rights Activist

Wednesday Mar 12, STANFORD
Thursday Mar 13, BERKELEY
Friday Mar 14, SAN FRANCISCO

Noted Indian Human Rights Activist, Shabnam Hashmi will be visiting the San Francisco Bay Area in March 2008. She is the Managing Trustee and Executive Secretary of Act Now for Harmony and Democracy (ANHAD), and amongst the foremost figures in the political battles around secularism and religious fundamentalis in India today. Founded in 2003 in the wake of the Gujarat carnage, ANHAD aims to intervene in the defense of democracy, secularism and justice.

Hashmi first became involved in activism in 1981 while working on projects for adult literacy. For over 15 years she served as the Secretary of SAHMAT (Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust), which was formed in 1989 as a platform for creative action by artists and scholars in defence of democratic and secular traditions in India .

She is currently also a member of the National Integration Council of the Ministry of Home Affairs in India and is also a Council Member of the National Literacy Mission.

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