Global Conference Schedule

Below is a brief outline of the program schedule for the 1st Global Conference on Defending Dalit Rights. This schedule may be subject to change. All conference activities will take place on the campus of Trinity Washington University, unless otherwise noted.

*Please note, on the evening of Wednesday, March 18, there will be an official welcoming reception from 7pm – 9:30pm for the international guests and all conference delegates on the campus of Trinity Washington University (more details to be made available soon).

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Breakfast        8am – 10am

Registration        8am – 11am

Activism Fair        10am (open until 6pm)

Lunch        12noon – 12:30pm

Thematic Sessions I and II (concurrently)        12:40pm – 3:10pm

I – “International Mechanisms and the Obligation to End Discrimination, Violence, and Inequality”

II – “Best Practices and Challenges: Empowering Dalit Civil Society”

Plenary: Official Conference Ceremony        3:30pm – 5:30pm

Dinner        6pm – 7pm

Documentary Screening and Photo Exhibit        7:30pm – 9:30pm

 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Breakfast        8am – 10am

Registration        8am – 11am

Activism Fair        10am (open until 6pm)

Thematic Sessions III and IV (concurrently)        10am – 12:30pm

III – “Legislative Approaches to Ending Caste, Work, and Descent-based Discrimination”

IV – “Universal Measurement and Advocacy Framework: Caste Freedom Index (CFI)”

Lunch        12:30pm – 1:20pm

Thematic Session V and Workshop (concurrently)        1:30pm – 4pm

V – “Gender Equality and The Power of Dalit Women”

Workshop: Strategic Framework and Washington, D.C. Dalit Declaration

Break        4pm – 4:30pm

Plenary: Endorsement of Strategic Framework and Washington, D.C. Dalit Declaration        4:30 – 7pm

Dinner        7:30pm – 8:30pm

Free Time / Networking        8:30pm – 9:45pm

 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Depart for White House        10am

Gathering at the White House        11am

Outdoor Press Conference: Announcing the Washington, D.C. Dalit Declaration 2015        12noon – 1pm

Human Chain Demonstration of Solidarity and Dignity around the White House        1:30 – 3:30pm

Vote of Thanks and Official Closing of Conference        3:30pm – 4pm

(As we near the Global Conference start date, this schedule will include specific speakers, session leaders, invited guests, and other presenters.)

 
Please register for the Global Conference here.

To view information on Global Conference logistics, please visit this link.

For information on the Global Conference Organizing Committee (GCOC), please visit this link.