#DalitGlobalConference – Post Event Press Release

Historic Dalit Conference Endorses Global Dalit Rights Declaration and Establishes Greater Solidarity With African American Leaders and Activists

Washington, D.C. (March 24, 2015) – The International Commission for Dalit Rights (ICDR) and the Global Conference Organizing Committee successfully convened the 1st Global Conference on Defending Dalit Rights this past week at Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C. Dozens of Dalit advocates and allies, from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, the UK, Norway, Canada, and throughout the U.S. gathered together to develop a strategic framework designed to mitigate and bring an end to Caste-based discrimination (CDB), affecting an estimated 280 million individuals today. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and Dr. Cornel West participated as honored guests. Both fervently expressed their commitment and solidarity with the Dalit cause. (Read more)