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Wikipediathon: Rewriting Dalit History

General Programming

dateOctober 20, 2018 timeSaturday, 11:00am EDT location Butler Library, Studio@Butler, Columbia University
  • Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University
  • Office of the EVP
  • Dean of Humanities
  • Office of the Provost (Barnard)
  • Center for Contemporary Critical Thought
  • Institute for Research in African-American Studies
  • The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
  • South Asian Institute
  • Free and open to the public
  • No registration necessary
  • First come, first seated
  • Photo ID required for entry

B. R. Ambedkar is one of Columbia University’s most illustrious alumni, and a political thinker and constitutional lawyer whose thought and activism has shaped the world’s largest democracy.

In 2018, the Inaugural Ambedkar Lectures have been planned as a series of two public events to recognize Ambedkar’s continuing relevance for social justice activism and democratic thought in global frame

Wikipediathon: Rewriting Dalit History:

Hosted by Thenmozhi Soundarajan (Equality Labs) with the support of Josue David Chavez (ICLS), and co-sponsored by XP Methods

This edit-athon will explore a Wikipedia called “Bahujan Pedia” that will allow users to enter content about Dalit contribution to history around the world including about the experience of caste in the diaspora gathered from a recently concluded caste survey.