2016 ANNUAL SEMINAR: BUILDING GLOBAL COALITION: COMBAT CASTE-BASED INEQUALITIES IN 21ST CENTURY

On behalf of the ICDR, we invite you to participate in a thoughtful and provocative dialogue, “Building Global Coalition: Combat Caste-based Inequalities in 21st Century’ at the 2016 Annual Seminar on Friday, March 25, 2016, from 12.30-2.00pm at Cove K St, 1990 K St. NW DC.

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H.E. Arjun K Karki, Ph.D., Nepali Ambassador to the United States will deliver a keynote address and Dr. Don Zimmerman, Vice Chair at the ICDR Board will moderate the session. Speakers are:

Mr. Judge Rohulamin Quander, Esq. -Founder and Chair of African American Legacy Families, and The Quander Historical Society, Inc. Washington, DC -10 minutes

Rev. Gideon Jebamani, Chaplain at New York State and Indian Dalit Rights Advocate -10 minutes

Rick Gold, International Development Specialist and a former USAID’s Director of the Democracy and Governance Office in Egypt – 10 minutes

Ms. Durga Sob, Former Member Secretary of Nepal Dalit Commission, and Dalit Rights Leader -10 minutes

Q & A Session – 35 minutes

2016 ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM OUTLINES

Cove K St, located at 1990 K St. NW

Washington, DC

March 25, Friday: 8.30-4.00

  1. Registration and Breakfast: 8.30 – 9.00 am
  2. Welcome, and Introductory: 9.-9.30 am
  3. Update ICDR/Post Global Conference Initiatives: Chaired by DB Sagar 5-7 minutes each presentation
  4. a) Brief Note on B.R. Ambedkar PrinciplesRaj Cherukonda – 9:37 am
  5. b) Legislative Seminar/ Congressional Hearing to Pass a Passage of Binding Resolution/ Law by the US Congress – Ana A. Steele, 9.45 am
  6. c) Interfaith Seminar on Dalit Rights – DK Gurung – 09.52 am
  7. d) Brief on India riots against Dalits and tribes –Elizabeth Clay– 10.00 am
  8. e) Dalit Women Initiatives – Purvi Mehta – 10.15 am

f). Caste Freedom Index – Dr. Lasonja Kennedy 10.22 am

  1. ICDR Programs for 2016-2017 – Prachi Vakharia – 10.27

Coffee Break – 7 minutes

  1. W/S- the Future Strategy for ICDR and Post -Global Conference Activities – 10.35-12.30

Moderate by Kenya Tyson

  • Brainstorming on the ideas, approaches and strategies
  • Setting the Future Strategy for ICDR – Long-term and short-term
  • Strategizing the Action Plans for 2016/2017

 Luncheon Session-12.30-2:00 pm – (Open for wider audience/participants)

Building Global Coalition: Combat Caste-based Inequalities in 21st Century

Moderated by: Dr. Don Zimmerman, Vice Chair of the Board and Professor/Director- Healthcare management Program at UNO – 8 minutes

Key Remarks: H.E. Dr. Arjun K Karki, Nepali Ambassador – 7 minutes

Speakers

Mr. Judge Rohulamin Quander, Esq. -Founder and Chair of African American Legacy Families, and The Quander Historical Society, Inc. Washington, DC -10 minutes

Rev. Gideon Jebamani, Chaplain at New York State and Dalit Rights Advocate -10 minutes

Rick Gold, International Development Specialist and a former USAID’s Director of the Democracy and Governance Office in Egypt – 10 minutes

Ms. Durga Sob, Former Member Secretary of Nepal Dalit Commission, and Dalit Rights Leader -10 minutes

Q & A Session – 35 minutes

BREAK — By invitation only — 2.30 onwards

Institutional Development – Closed session Chaired by Dr. Don. Zimmerman

  1. Endorse new board and Advisory members – Dr. DK Gurung
  2. Reform Board and sub-committees and Advisory Board – DB Sagar
  3. Review and endorse the 2015 programs and financial report – DB Sagar and DK Gurung
  4. Marketing, Fundraising, and Human Resource Management – Prachi Vakharia
  5. Aims for Board members — Have fundraising campaign for one of their desired programs

Casual Dinner

March 26:  Saturday – Working Meeting

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